The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon

An Elusive World Wonder Traced

Author: Stephanie Dalley

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191639338

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon is an exciting story of detection involving legends, expert decipherment of ancient texts, and a vivid description of a little-known civilization. Recognised in ancient times as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the legendary Hanging Garden of Babylon and its location still remains a mystery steeped in shadow and puzzling myths. In this remarkable volume Stephanie Dalley, a world expert on ancient Babylonian language, gathers for the first time all the material on this enigmatic World Wonder. Tracing the history of the Garden, Dalley describes how the decipherment of an original text and its link to sculpture in the British Museum has enabled her to pin down where the Garden was positioned and to describe in detail what it may have looked like. Through this dramatic and fascinating reconstruction of the Garden, Dalley is also able to follow its influence on later garden design. Like a palimpsest, Dalley unscrambles the many legends that have built up around the Garden, including the parts played by Semiramis and Nebuchadnezzar, and following the evolution of its design, she shows why this Garden deserves its place alongside the Pyramids and the Colossus of Rhodes as one of the most astonishing technical achievements of the ancient world.
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Die sieben Weltwunder

legendäre Kunst- und Bauwerke der Antike

Author: Kai Brodersen

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406453298

Category:

Page: 127

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Seven Wonders - Das Grabmal der Schatten

Author: Peter Lerangis

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641160286

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6110

Sieben Weltwunder – die tödliche Jagd geht weiter Jack, Cass, Marco und Aly sind die Auserwählten: nur diese vier Freunde mit ihren Superkräften können die sieben magischen Gefäße finden, die einst in den sieben Weltwundern der Antike versteckt wurden. Wenn die Mission misslingt, ist die Menschheit in Gefahr! Jack McKinley und seine Freunde haben tödliche Gegner besiegt und uralte Schätze gehoben – doch einer der Ihren hat sie betrogen. Verloren in den Ruinen von Babylon, von ihrem Freund Marco verlassen, wissen die Auserwählten nicht mehr, wem sie noch trauen können. Ihr Leben steht auf dem Spiel, als die Freunde zum Mausoleum von Halikarnassos aufbrechen. Ein tödlicher Kampf mit einem Heer der Untoten beginnt.
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Die Bücherschmuggler von Timbuktu

Von der Suche nach der sagenumwobenen Stadt und der Rettung ihres Schatzes

Author: Charlie English

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455000290

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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»Ein Meisterwerk des investigativen Journalismus. Ein kluges, fesselndes Buch!« The Guardian Timbuktu ist ein Mythos – einst so reich, dass angeblich sogar die Sklaven Goldschmuck trugen, verfügt die abgelegene Stadt am Niger über einen ganz besonderen Schatz: eine der größten Bibliotheken mittelalterlicher Schriften. Als im Jahr 2012 die Stadt in die Hände von Islamisten fällt, droht die Vernichtung der Bücher. Doch eine Gruppe von Bibliothekaren und Archivaren schmuggelt die Bücher unter Lebensgefahr aus der Stadt. Eine große, meisterhafte Reportage über Menschen, die sich mutig der Vernichtung eines Wissensschatzes und Erbes der Menschheit entgegenstellen – und eine Zeitreise zu einer sagenumwobenen Stadt.
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Legends of the Ancient World

The Life and Legacy of King Nebuchadnezzar II

Author: Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543030952

Category:

Page: 48

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*Includes pictures of Babylonian artifacts and historic art depicting Nebuchadnezzar and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. *Includes ancient accounts of Nebuchadnezzar's reign and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. *Discusses the legends and mysteries surrounding the Babylonian King, the Hanging Gardens, and the mentions of him in the Bible. Alongside Hammurabi, Nebuchadnezzar II is remembered as one of Ancient Babylon's most influential kings. Nearly 1,000 years after his famous predecessor, Nebuchadnezzar oversaw the expansion of the Neo-Babylonian Empire during the 7th and 6th centuries B.C., which placed him in conflict with Egypt and the ancient kingdom of Judah. His ruthless conquest of Judah resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem and the entire kingdom, and it ultimately earned him notoriety in the Old Testament, where he is mentioned in the books of Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel. In addition to being depicted in the Bible, Nebuchadnezzar was well known among ancient historians and contemporary writers because of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the ancient wonders of the world. According to ancient accounts, Nebuchadnezzar constructed the Hanging Gardens for his homesick wife by creating terraced and cultivated orchards that were built over a series of buildings made of glazed ceramic. An estimated several thousands of gallons of water was drawn from a reservoir through a network of reeds and bricks, held together by asphalt and cement, with lead used as a sealant. The Gardens were built on a citadel 80 feet high with walls 22 feet thick. To this day, Nebuchadnezzar is associated with the Hanging Gardens, even as scholars continue to question whether the Hanging Gardens were actually built in Babylon or even existed at all. While Nebuchadnezzar's name lives on mostly due to the Bible and the Hanging Gardens, behind it all was a man documented by the Babylonians and his contemporaries as a competent and successful king. While his success was unfortunate for his enemies, and there are questions surrounding his association with the Hanging Gardens, there is no question that Nebuchadnezzar greatly reformed the ancient city of Babylon and maintained its supremacy throughout Mesopotamia and the Middle East during his time. Plenty of uncertainty about Nebuchadnezzar's life remains, but there is no question he was a great military commander and a competent administrator who managed to hold together his burgeoning empire for nearly half a century. Legends of the Ancient World: The Life and Legacy of King Nebuchadnezzar II chronicles the life, legends, and legacy of the famous Babylonian king. Along with pictures depicting important people and places, you will learn about Nebuchadnezzar like you never have before, in no time at all.
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Historien

2 Bände. Griechisch - Deutsch

Author: Herodot

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 305009091X

Category: History

Page: 1446

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Herodot (geb. um 484 v. Chr., gest. um 425) wird mit Recht der Vater der Geschichtsschreibung genannt. Er verfasste eine Urgeschichte der alten Kulturen: des Vorderen Orients, Ägyptens und Griechenlands. Die welthistorische Auseinandersetzung zwischen Persern und Griechen, die Beschreibung der Schlachten von Marathon, den Thermopylen, Salamis und Platää sind von außerordentlicher Lebendigkeit. Der Weitgereiste ist zugleich aber auch der meisterhafte Erzähler von Geschichten, die in die Weltliteratur eingegangen sind, wie z. B. das Schicksal des Krösus, Gyges und sein Ring oder der Ring des Polykrates. Herodot gehört zu den Klassikern der griechischen Literatur, zu ihren ernstesten - und schwierigsten - Autoren, trotz oder gerade wegen seiner scheinbaren Leichtigkeit. Herodots Werk birgt in sich verhaltene Größe, Leiden und Leidenschaft, Welterfahrung und tiefe Klugheit.
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Alphabet der Träume

Author: Susan Fletcher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423624411

Category:

Page: 377

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The Hanging Garden

An Inspector Rebus Mystery

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429979566

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 368

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon... The hanging of four French villagers in World War II... The hanging of an old man in a Scottish cemetery... Seemingly random facts linked to one man... Detective Inspector John Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork generated by his investigations into a suspected war criminal, and his immediate supervisors are more than happy to have him tucked away in a quiet backwater for several months. However, the escalating dispute between upstart Tommy Telford and Big Ger Cafferty's gang soon gives Rebus an escape clause. Telford is known to have close ties to a man nicknamed Mr. Pink Eyes, a brutal gangster running a lucrative business bringing Chechen refugees into Britain to work as prostitutes. And when Rebus takes under his wing a distraught Bosnian call girl, it gives him a personal reason to make sure Telford takes the high road out of town. Within days, Rebus's daughter is the victim of an all-too-professional hit-and-run, and Rebus knows that there's nothing he won't do to bring down prime suspect Tommy Telford--even if it means cutting a deal with the devil. A chilling glimpse into the darkest extremes of human cruelty, a page-turning literary thriller, The Hanging Garden, the ninth entry in Ian Rankin's award-winning series confirms his reputation as a writer of rare and lasting gifts.
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Strabons Geographika: Buch XIV-XVII, Text und Übersetzung

Author: Strabo

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525259535

Category: History

Page: 574

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English summary: The only geographical description which has been preserved of the Hellenic and Roman world. Volume 4 (XIV-XVII: Text and translation): Asia Minor (continuation), Persia, India, Middle East, Egypt, North Africa. This volume completes the presentation of the greek text and of its translation. German description: Die auf zehn Bande angelegte Ausgabe enthalt einen aufgrund neuer Kollationierung der Haupthandschriften und unter Berucksichtigung der gesamten zu Strabon erschienenen Sekundarliteratur konstituierten Text mit kritischem und Testimonien-Apparat und deutscher Ubersetzung (Bande 1-4), einen Kommentar (Bande 5-8), eine Transkription der mittelalterlichen Strabon Epitome und Chrestomathie, die es erlaubt, jeweils mit einem Blick festzustellen, welche Teile des Strabontextes diese wichtigen Textzeugen enthalten (Band 9), und einen Registerband. Die Bande erscheinen jeweils im Abstand von etwa einem Jahr.
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Ancient Babylon

Author: Karen Gibson

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612283535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Babylon was the prize that rulers of the ancient world all wanted to capture. It was where the Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens could be found. Babylon also gave the world mathematics, writing, and astrology. Legends of Babylon’s many wonders have been passed down through generations. Although first written about in the Bible and the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, people are still trying to learn about this ancient civilization. Who were the people who lived inside the giant walled city? Learn about the mysteries of ancient Babylon.
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TARTARUS-ORAKEL, DAS

Author: Matthew Reilly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548267180

Category:

Page: 523

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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Author: Paul Jordan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317868846

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 3924

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the ancients want to draw up such a list in the first place? What were the technical and cultural factors involved in the creation and listing of the Wonders? The Seven Wonders still rival many of the phenomenal products of both nature and mankind in their size, majesty, and beauty. Six of them no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by human intervention. From the Pyramids at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes, from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, from the Temple of Ephesus to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have never ceased to fascinate down the ages.
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A Miscellany of Garden Wisdom

A Hybrid of Classic and Contemporary Tips for the Budding Gardener

Author: Isobel Carlson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1848395132

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 3994

You may not have the green fingers or the resources to build the Hanging Gardens of Babylon but it is still possible to create a blossoming haven in your own back garden. This practical book guides you through the mysteries of the seasons, with simple, easy-to-follow tips on the best way to make your garden grow.
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The Book of Pears

The Definitive History and Guide to over 500 varieties

Author: Joan Morgan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147352833X

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

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Winner of the Garden Media Guild Awards Reference Book of the Year 2016, the Guild of Food Writers Food Book of the year 2016, and the BBC Food & Farming Awards 2016 for Outstanding Achievement. Accompanied by a beautiful and comprehensive website of the same name, this wonderfully unique book is an indispensable and one-of-a-kind guide. It tells the story of the pear from its delightful taste and wonderful appearance to breeding and cultivation, following the fruit’s journey through history and around the world. Beautifully illustrated with 40 botanical watercolour paintings by Elisabeth Dowle, The Book of Pears is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the pear. Moving through continents and cultures, Joan Morgan celebrates the pear’s long history as both a fresh and cooking fruit. Revealing the secrets of the pear as a status symbol, some of the most celebrated fruit growers in history, and how the pear came to be so important as an international commodity. The pear directory, which makes up the second half of the book, covers the world’s ancient and modern varieties, each with full tasting notes and historical, geographical and horticultural detail. A fully illustrated version of this directory is shown on the author's website www.thebookofpears.fruitforum.net
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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Author: Lynn Curlee

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780689831829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Colossus of Rhodes. The Great Pyra-mid at Giza. For centuries these names have inspired wonder and mystery. They are but three of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Most of these masterpieces of human achievement have long since crumbled into dust. But their legacy survives, and these triumphs of human vision, architecture, and creativity have become the stuff of legends. In the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Lynn Curlee ponders the questions that have fascinated researchers and archaeologists for decades: What purpose did these structures have for the societies that built them? How did they achieve the means necessary to construct such intricate and innovative temples and statues? Mr. Curlee investigates and illustrates how these Seven Wonders must have appeared at their peak. With extraordinary paintings and a moving narrative, Mr. Curlee tells the story of some of man¹s greatest feats and explores the timeless desire of cultures to leave a permanent mark on the Earth.
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