The History of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The king of Babylon, Nebuchandnezzar wanted to make the princess of Persia happy. He built a garden right in the middle of Babylon for her, with Persian flowers in the garden. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was to believed to be destroyed partly by warfare and partly by erosion. The garden was also believed to have been invaded by armies and raiders 6-7 hundred years later, after it was built. When scientists and meteorologist started studying how the Hanging Gardens of Babylon disappeared they thought that the main cause of the erosion was the weather and its changes.
How the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built for the princess of Persia, Amytis. Amytis was sent over to marry the king of Babylon, to prevent any war happening between Persia and Babylon. Unfortunately Amytis was homesick, and she missed the gardens of Persia along the hillsides. The king of Babylon disliked seeing her upset, so he built a garden right in the middle of Babylon for her. He had flowers imported from Persia. Amytis walked through that garden every day, and from then on she was never homesick again, because she knew she always had something of Persia with her.
How the Hanging Gardens of Babylon looked like
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was believed to have been a large brick or stone temple called a ziggurat. If the Hanging Gardens of Babylon really was a ziggurat the Hanging Gardens of Babylon might have been a towering garden. Some other beliefs are that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were supported by two large stone columns, and that they consisted of two large, arched vaults located on the chequered, and cube-like foundation. Two large streams of water emerged elevated sources in slow and sloping channels. Those waters irrigated the whole garden saturating and moisturizing the roots of the plants and keeping the whole area wet and moist.