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If we refuse to be manipulated by perceptions of Semiramis and Nebuchadnezzar as inculcated by the Bible and by sloppy references on the web, the weight of evidence tends to favour Semiramis as builder of the gardens.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon begin to look quite credible. In the previous section we resolved the worst conflicts between the written sources and determined the most reliable description. And in this section we identified the most likely builder.
We still need to consider those "Greek poets" that turn up all over the web and seem to have confused the issue so much. But before we can do that, we really must come to grips with the ancient understanding of truth