The Lost Gardens of Babylon

The Lost Gardens of Babylon

DVD - 2014
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Follows Dr. Stephanie Dalley as she hunts for the gardens using ancient texts and spy satellite images to uncover evidence to support her theory that the gardens were built 100 years before commonly believed. Her search takes her to one of the most dangerous places on earth in a modern-day adventure story searching to find a site thousands of years old.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
ISBN: 9781627890144
1627890149
Branch Call Number: DVD 935.5 LOST 1DISC
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,stereo
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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ba_library
Apr 09, 2017

A PBS series called Secrets of the Dead. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon features a historical/archaeological/scientific explanation which is very interesting. Only 60 minutes, it features a woman who authored a book on the subject, not sure what her expertise is (history? archaeology?) but she gives a great overview and explanation. The site is in northern Iraq and not open for her to explore due to daily bombings/violence, etc. but she recruits a couple of locals to go film the area so she can review the footage and try to determine whether the area could have supported the gardens. It was also quite interesting from a scientific perspective, how did the ancients get massive amounts of water uphill to sustain the gardens? You'll have to watch this DVD to find out!

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MathiasNorthwind
Aug 30, 2016

Well formulated and shows the real danger to Archaeolgists and ancient sites due to the Terrible war in Iraq!

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tj_is_cool
May 24, 2016

Well done documentary.

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simonbrenden
May 19, 2015

A fascinating study of the history of Babylonian empire and the revelation that the Babylonian engineers were very advanced. They had constructed huge aqueducts 300 years before the Romans. One span, needed to cross a river, consisted of one million blocks of stone.

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