Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Illustration

Thamis
by Martin Heemskerck
published on 26 April 2012

A representation of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the fabled gardens which possibly adorned the capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, built by its greatest king Nebuchadnezzar II (r. 605-562 BCE). A 16th century CE engraving by Dutch artist Martin Heemskerck.

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