Some stories indicate the Hanging Gardenstowered hundreds of feet into the air, but archaeologicalexplorations indicate a more modest, but still impressive, height.The Greek geographer Strabo, who described the gardens in firstcentury BC, wrote, “It consists of vaulted terraces raised oneabove another, and resting upon cube-shaped pillars. These arehollow and filled with earth to allow trees of the largest size tobe planted. The pillars, the vaults, and terraces are constructedof baked brick and asphalt.” there is no way to know the exact sizefor a fact.

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