The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon in Iraq are considered to be one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. They were built by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II around 600 BC. He is reported to have constructed the gardens to please his homesick wife who longed for the trees and fragrant plants of her homeland Persia. The gardens were destroyed by several earthquakes after the 2nd century BC.