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The Resource The mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon : an elusive world wonder traced, Stephanie Dalley

The mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon : an elusive world wonder traced, Stephanie Dalley

Label
The mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon : an elusive world wonder traced
Title
The mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon
Title remainder
an elusive world wonder traced
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Dalley
Title variation
Hanging Garden of Babylon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Identifies and locates one of the Ancient World wonders -- New description of a very early garden and the technology behind its water supply -- Identifies the early occurrence of the "Water-raising Screw" -- Links Assyrian texts and sculpture to later classical sources and explains legends surrounding the characters of Semiramis and Nebuchadnezzar -- Reassesses specific sculpture in the British Museum." --Publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dalley, Stephanie
Dewey number
935.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS70.5.B3
LC item number
D34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardens
  • Seven Wonders of the World
  • History, Ancient
  • Archaeology and history
  • Babylon (Extinct city)
  • Assyria
Label
The mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon : an elusive world wonder traced, Stephanie Dalley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Drawing a blank in Babylon -- Classical writers and their testimony -- Three pictures, and Archimedes -- Sennacherib's great invention -- Engineering for water management -- Confusion of names -- The unrivalled palace, the queen, and the garden -- Symbolism and imitators -- Defeat and revival : Nineveh after 612 BC -- Appendix. The section of prism inscription describing the palace and garden
Control code
ocn809032332
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199662265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809032332
  • (Sirsi) a1642003
Label
The mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon : an elusive world wonder traced, Stephanie Dalley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Drawing a blank in Babylon -- Classical writers and their testimony -- Three pictures, and Archimedes -- Sennacherib's great invention -- Engineering for water management -- Confusion of names -- The unrivalled palace, the queen, and the garden -- Symbolism and imitators -- Defeat and revival : Nineveh after 612 BC -- Appendix. The section of prism inscription describing the palace and garden
Control code
ocn809032332
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199662265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809032332
  • (Sirsi) a1642003

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