Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Public domain portrait engraving
English: 'Hanging Gardens of Babylon' probably 19th century after the first excavations in the Assyrian capitals. ::The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
This hand-coloured engraving probably made in 19th century after the first excavations in the Assyrian capitals, depicts the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
According to the tradition, the gardens did not hang, but grew on the roofs and terraces of the royal palace in Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar II, the Chaldean king, is supposed to have had the gardens built in about 600 BC as a consolation to his Median wife, who missed the natural surroundings of her homeland. Michelli (former St. Olaf professor, it appears). ----
en:wikipedia; More than 100 years old, hence public domain.