Thursday, June 30, 2016

Nebuchadnezzar II and the Hanging Gardens

In Lesson 58 of The Mystery of History, Volume I, we learned about Nebuchadnezzar II and the Hanging Gardens, as well as the Ishtar Gate and the kingdom of Babylon during the seventh century B.C.
In The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History (our constant companion to our MOH text), we looked at these structures in pictures.
We love the colorful photos and pictures in this book!
We also read more about the Hanging Gardens in this National Geographic publication, Wonders of the Ancient World (pages 48-49),
After our reading, we watched this 6+ minute video which features the replica Ishtar Gate mentioned in our text and explains Nebuchadnezzar's powerful building campaign during that time.  It's quite interesting!
Finally, at the text's suggestion, we used colored pencils in blue, gold, and other colors, to color a picture of the Ishtar Gate.  We found one we liked at https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4108/4999393815_604a912141_z.jpg.
 Great job, Mags!
This we added to our history notebook.  Next, we will focus on Daniel.  Check back!

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