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Essay heading: King Nebuchadnezzar II
 
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A historian in 450 B.C. named Herodotus wrote that the Hanging Garden outer walls had “a 56 mile length, a 80 foot thickness, and a 320 foot height”, but archaeologists claim that it’s outer walls had about a length of 10 miles and not nearly as high but still high enough to be very impressive. It was made with huge slabs of stone (stone was only used one other time in Babylon and that was on the north wall of the Northern Citadel)...
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Within the walls there were fortresses and temples with huge statues of solid gold. The Gardens were said to be irrigated by the use of a chain pump in which slaves turned a handle to rotate the wheel. We have no evidence that the Gardens truly existed but if they did they would certainly be a wondrous sight...
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