Did the gardens have flowers, palm trees, and waterfalls?
Maybe, but some people think this wonder never existed! Most descriptions of the gardens come from Greek historians who never saw them. Babylonian records of the time don’t mention them. Neither do later Greek and Roman writers. Archaeologists who searched the ruins of Babylon found little proof of the gardens. But we do know this: Babylonia’s King Nebuchadnezzar II had them built in the sixth century B.C. for his wife, Amytis. She missed the mountain forests of her homeland to the north, in Iran.