notes 15 - Hanging Gardens : Created by Nebuchanezzar...

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Babylon and Babylonians : Chaldean leaders God Marduk Became independent after fall of Assyrian empire King Nebuchadnezzar (604-562 BC) – interested in gaining the Assyrian Empire, pushed territory towards Egypt Made Babylon a beautiful city, great gates, ziggurats, art, (Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) Jerusalem – Nebuchadnezzar – passes thru on way to Egypt, 587 BC – city was burned, population of city was deported and taken back to Babylon – “Babylonian Captivity” – Jewish history,
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Unformatted text preview: Hanging Gardens : Created by Nebuchanezzar Famous for its architecture Considered one of the significant sites in the old city of Babylon, along with the ziggurat to Marduk Ziggurat to Marduk possibly the Tower of Babel Ishtar Gate : Ca. 600 BC Most famous of the many gates of Babylon Part of the inner city wall Ornamented with glazed bricks depicting bulls and dragons Gate is now in the Pergamon museum in Berlin Babylon fall of empire due to struggle between king and powerful priests...
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