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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is an architectural miracle in the world. It is said that it adopts a three-dimensional gardening technique. How are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon built?
Legend of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon:
The new Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II married the princess of Medes as queen, The princess was so beautiful that she was favored by the king, but time became sad for a long time, and she longed to see the mountains and winding trails of her hometown again. The scenery of Dishan Mountain. In his palace, he built step-by-step gardens filled with exotic flowers and plants, and opened up a quiet mountain path in the garden, with gurgling water beside the path. The craftsmen also built a tower in the middle of the garden, standing in the air, and the ingenious garden scenery finally won the princess' favor.
Mystery of the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon:
At the beginning of the 9th century, a German archaeologist discovered several a stone arch. He found it very strange. After his research, he found that these stone arches were very hard and could support heavy objects. He also found a shaft extending from the roof to the ground. He thought it was probably a well. people use it to pump water.
But the Euphrates River is too far away from the Hanging Garden, and it is almost impossible to bring the water here. Moreover, even if the water is brought here, how is the water drawn to a high place? A historian scientist named Strabo once said that people at that time used a rotating propeller to pump water to a high place to irrigate flowers, plants and trees. However, it is strange that there is no mention of the Babylonians using this tool in ancient books and documents, so it is really doubtful whether there was such a machine at that time.
Historical significance of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon:
1. From the level of irrigation: highly developed water conservancy technology is one of the symbols of Babylonian civilization. The slaves used pumps to draw the Euphrates River The water for the sky garden irrigation.
2. From the perspective of manpower and material resources, the Hanging Garden is Nebuchadnezzar II, the greatest military strategist in the Near East at that time. Under his rule, Babylonian merchants controlled All trade from the Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea, where there is trade, there is taxation, and the tributes from surrounding countries provide an economic basis for the construction and operation of the Hanging Gardens.
3. From the point of view of continuity, Nebuchadnezzar ruled for 43 years, which is not short even in the records of feudal dynasty rule. After the completion of the major project, he also fulfilled the last wish of the old king Nabopasar during his tenure and built the magnificent city of Babylon.
4. Judging from the architecture of the same period, according to American historian Will Durant's "History of World Civilization", the Babylonian city wall is "the great city of Babylon, surrounded by A high wall 56 miles long. This wall is not only high, but also wide-enough to accommodate a four-horse chariot running on it. The area of the city is 200 square miles. The Euphrates River runs through it, across this The river is an extremely magnificent bridge.”
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is an unsolved mystery after all, whether it is a mystery of construction or a mystery of its existence, both remain The masterpieces of ancient civilizations are really admirable for the infinite imagination of future generations.