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  • The Hanging Gardens of ... Nineveh?

    06/01/2013 1:05:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Friday, May 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Snodgrass
    The legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon are exactly that: legendary. And they may not have been located in Babylon. The gardens, famous as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, were, according to Stephanie Dalley, an Oxford University Assyriologist, located some 340 miles north of ancient Babylon in Nineveh, on the Tigris River by Mosul in modern Iraq. Dalley, whose book The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon will be published later this summer, writes that earlier sources were translated incorrectly, leading to the confusion. The misinterpretation also explains why years of excavations never yielded any credible...
  • Archaeologists Excavate Ancient Phoenician Port City [ Tel Achziv ]

    04/21/2012 8:10:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Gwyn Davies et al
    The ruins of the site rest atop a sandstone hill, hugging the far northern coast of the current State of Israel near the border with Lebanon. One can see later-period standing structures that provide the backdrop for what is now a national park and beach resort. But below the surface, and beneath the ocean waves, lie the remains of an ancient harbor town that reach back in history to as long ago as Chalcolithic times (4500 -3200 BC)... Known today as Tel Achziv, its remnants have been explored and excavated before, by Moshe Prausnitz from 1963 through 1964 and, in...
  • Biblical archaeology focus of lecture and exhibit [ Sennacherib, Tell Halif ]

    09/26/2008 4:39:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 266+ views
    Webster Progress Times ^ | September 17, 2008 | from Press Reports
    Dr. James W. Hardin and Dylan Karges of the Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State University will present an upcoming lecture and host a reception for an exhibit of finds from excavations in southern Israel... [Hardin's] current research has focused mostly on materials from excavations at Tell Halif, a small, fortified village in the border country with Phillistia and on the northern fringe of the Negev Desert. This area was the buffer zone between the Coastal Plain and the Hill Country, which guarded the routes to Jerusalem. Excavations at Tell Halif have uncovered evidence of a major destruction that...
  • From Hand-drag to Jumbo: A Millennium of Dredging

    07/30/2004 8:27:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 549+ views
    In the 7th century BC, the Assyrian king Sennacherib constructed an 80-kilometre-long, 20-metre-wide stone-lined canal to bring fresh water to his capital Nineveh. Compared to 20th century standards, one is surprised to learn that the project, which included a 330-metre-long aqueduct, was completed in only one year and three months time.