Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Hanging Gardens

Hanging Gardens. The Hanging Gardens of Befb'ylon, said to have been founded by Semiramis or Nebuchadnezzar, are minutely described by Diodorus and Strabo. According to these authors they consisted of a series of terraces, resting on stone arches, which reached a height of 75 feet, and were arranged in the form or a square covering nearly 4 acres. They were interspersed with fountains, groves, and banqueting-halls, and the water of the Euphrates was conveyed to a reservoir at the summit by means of a screw.