One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon has been a legend that has baffled historians and archaeologists alike for centuries. Ancient texts claim the Hanging Gardens were 80ft high and were built in the city of Babylon around 600BC, located in modern Iraq.
Ancient texts eulogised over the elaborate terraces, water features and floating plants constructed by Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzer. Nobody has ever found any concrete evidence for their existence. Recently however, closer inspection of these texts reveal that historians may have been looking in the wrong place altogether.
With the aid of modern mapping technology and ancient maps, historians now believe that the Hanging Gardens were located 350miles further north than once thought, close to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Although excavation of the area is yet to begin, both historians and gardening enthusiasts will be excited for further developments.