Ancient Egypt
If I Could Turn Back Time Project
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
• Location: Where is it?
• Absolute Location –
• Relative Location – The
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
are located in Babylon,
along the Euphrates River
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Place: What is it like?
• Babylon was the center of the
Chaldean Empire and the home to
one of the Seven Wonders of the
ancient world. I can’t believe I am
actually here! I am met with a
sweet smell as I slowly walk up to
this awe-inspiring place. It is
unbelievable to stand in front of
this enormous staircase that is
covered with the most beautiful
flowers and plants I have ever
seen! The water for the irrigation
is pumped from the local
Euphrates River to keep the plant
life thriving…who would have
thought that such an ancient
civilization would be so
technologically savvy?
Human/environment interaction:
What is the relationship between the
people and their surroundings?
• Amazingly, it appears the Babylonians have
their own form of irrigation. That is what helps
keep the flowers looking and smelling so
sweet…I can’t believe they have such modern
technology in these ancient times!
How do people in one area relate to
people in another?
• Babylon was surrounded by an extremely thick
wall to help protect it from invaders. This was
important because this city was the largest and
richest city of its time. Babylon became rich from
trade because it was located in the middle of a
trade route. There were many artisans who lived
outside the center of Babylon who traded their
pottery, cloth, baskets, and jewelry to other
neighboring cities.
What common features bring
geographical areas together?
• The Chaldeans and earlier Mesopotamians
believed that the changes in the sky revealed the
plans of the gods. Astronomers of this region
mapped the stars, planets, and the phases of the
moon. They also made one of the first sundials
and had the first seven day week. The Euphrates
River was an important geographical element
that brought people of this region together
because people used it for traveling, trade, food,
and water.