Correcting the Historical Accuracy of the Bible: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Were Really The Hanging Gardens of Ninevah (200 miles to the north)

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    May 07, 2014 1:21 AM GMT
    Watching PBS

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    May 07, 2014 1:30 AM GMT
    Hm, Assyrian Engineering, producing a marvelous aqueduct 500 years before the Romans.
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    May 07, 2014 1:32 AM GMT
    Yep: 2 million stone blocks were used.

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    May 07, 2014 1:38 AM GMT
    Plethora comes from plethra, Greek measurement
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    May 07, 2014 1:39 AM GMT
    Lifting 300 tons of water / day to the upper tiers of the garden
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    May 07, 2014 1:42 AM GMT
    400 years before the Archemedes screw
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    May 07, 2014 6:03 AM GMT
    I think I watched this on bbc4 a year or two ago. Does she follow the course of a river down from the mountains , crossing a plain on a ruined aquaduct before getting to the city?
    If so, they've changed the narrator.
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    May 07, 2014 11:40 AM GMT
    kew1 saidI think I watched this on bbc4 a year or two ago. Does she follow the course of a river down from the mountains , crossing a plain on a ruined aquaduct before getting to the city?
    If so, they've changed the narrator.


    Yes. For us, the narrator was the person who wrote the book. For the program you watched, it wasn't the writer of the book?
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    May 07, 2014 2:09 PM GMT
    StephenOABC said
    kew1 saidI think I watched this on bbc4 a year or two ago. Does she follow the course of a river down from the mountains , crossing a plain on a ruined aquaduct before getting to the city?
    If so, they've changed the narrator.


    Yes. For us, the narrator was the person who wrote the book. For the program you watched, it wasn't the writer of the book?


    I meant the man doing the voice-over in the trailer , not the woman,actually I can't remember if anyone did a voice-over. She presented it.
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    & I got the wrong channel , C4 not BBC.