Who first recorded the hanging gardens of Babylon as one of the seven wonders first?
The historian Herodotus (484 BC-ca. 425 BC), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca 305-240 BC) listed the seven wonders (including the hanging gardens). Unfortunately, their writings haven't survived, but references to them have.
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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World in ancient times. The problem is the documentation on them is so sparse we do not know where they were, or even whether they existed. If the descriptions we have are correct, they were made largely of stone and earth, but many historians believe they were only fiction.
About 2,600 years ago, King Nebuchadnezzar II had the Hanging Gardens of Babylon built on the rooftops and terraces of his palace. The gardens were intended to end the homesickness of his wife Amytis of Media for the fragrant plants and trees of her native land. They were one of the seven wonders of the ancient world until they were destroyed by earthquakes about 2,100 years ago.