The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was one of the wonders of the ancient world. Built, according to ancient sources, by king Nebuchadnezzar for his enjoyment. Some scholars believe that the gardens never existed at all. Others have claimed to have discovered foundations and locations throughout the region. Whether or not the gardens actually existed is irrelevant, their impact and importance to Babylon only illustrates the reputation for excessive pleasure that has formed opinions about the city state to this day.
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