The Hanging Gardens of Assad حدائق اسد المعلقة

Josephus (ca. 37–100 AD) quoted Berossus (writing ca. 280 BC), when he described the gardens.[7] Berossus described the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, the king he credits with the construction of the Hanging Gardens.[8]

“In this palace he erected very high walks, supported by stone pillars; and by planting what was called a pensile paradise, and replenishing it with all sorts of trees, he rendered the prospect an exact resemblance of a mountainous country. This he did to gratify his queen, because she had been brought up in Media, and was fond of a mountainous situation.

In Syria Assad made his own version of the Hanging Gardens : hanging concrete, hanging gaping buildings balanced on debris, hanging burnt furniture and windows, and hanging memories, stories, narratives and histories.

Hanging Gardens of Assad.  ©Alisar Iram

Hanging Gardens of Assad.  ©Alisar Iram

©Alisar Iram

About alisariram

I am an artist, a writer and a researcher. I know Arabic and English . I am interested in music and art of every description. I like to describe myself as the embodiment of a harmonious marriage between two cultures which I value and treasure.
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