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Great Wonders Lecture: Searching for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Title:
Great Wonders Lecture: Searching for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
When:
 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Lecture
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Wednesday, January 7, 6:00 pm
Great Wonders Lecture Series
Searching for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Grant Frame, Ph.D., Associate Curator, Babylonian Section

The Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II (604–562 BCE) is infamous in the Bible for having destroyed the Temple of Jerusalem in 586. However, he is famous in classical sources for having built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. During his reign, Nebuchadnezzar commissioned numerous building projects at Babylon and the remains of many of these were found by the German archaeologist Robert Koldewey, who conducted extensive excavations at Babylon from 1899 until the outbreak of the First World War. But did he find the remains of the Hanging Gardens? That is the million-dollar question.

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
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