Category Archives: Paragraphs

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: in Nineveh?

The Hanging Gardens might actually be located in Nineveh, according to the accounts of the Assyrian King Sennacherib, who says that he built a huge aqueduct from the mountains into Nineveh in the early seventh century b.c.e. Sennacherib doesn’t actually say that he built the gardens in his writings, but he did mention a water-raising screw that he could have used to irrigate the Gardens. Sennacherib renamed the city New Babylon after his victory over the Babylonians. This could explain why the Greeks referred to it as the Garden of Babylon, rather than the Garden of Nineveh, because of the confusing name change. The Hanging Gardens were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World until they were destroyed in the late second century by several earthquakes. There is no real evidence that they exist, except in the Greeks writing and, of course, in Sennacherib’s records.
Dr. Stephanie Dalley, of Oxford University, was convinced that the Gardens are in Nineveh, and spent several years trying to prove it. She backs her evidence up by the fact that the Babylonians wrote nothing about the Hanging Gardens, and because the Assyrians were their nemesis, they wouldn’t have written about the Gardens if the Assyrians had built it.

Trieste A Paragraph

Trieste, located in northeast Italy, has changed nations frequently in history. In 1719, Charles the VI, Holy Roman Emperor, named Trieste a free port. Later, Trieste was occupied by the French in the Napoleonic Wars in 1797, 1805, and 1809. In 1943, during World War II, it was seized by the Germans, but two years later regained by the Allies. In 1963 it became the capital of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy, which it remains today. Trieste is known for its place in historical deeds throughout the ages.♣

Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was born on June 25, 1852 and lived for 74 years before he died on June 10, 1926. He was Catalanic and was born in Spain. Gaudí is known for his natural architecture. He built using techniques different from standard architecture. Standard architecture was square, precise, and perfect, whereas Gaudí preferred curves, rounded walls, and bulbous pillars.

Gaudí’s buildings can be found in Spain. Three of his most famous works include La Pedrera, the Parc Güell, and Segrada Familia. In La Pedrera, he used curvy, twisted, and circular architecture to look like a vertical ocean. The Parc Güell, with its unique pillars, slanted walls, and rounded inexact shape, looks like a prodigious block of pumice. The Segrada Familia, his newest and most famous work, is sanded, peaked, and bulbous to make it appear like sand on a beach. Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a master architect whose natural architecture will inspire others for years to come.♣

Dakar, A Paragraph

Once a small settlement in Senegal, Africa, Dakar began as a French city founded in 1857. Now Dakar is the capital of Senegal. It is filled with horsecarts, cars and tricky traders. Dakar is the leader in indusrial service in Senegal. Its top economical exports are fish and chemicals. Dakar has a population of 2.45 million people. Dakar, capital of Senegal, is an interesting modern city, with an interesting history.