Finding Babylon's Hanging Garden

Bedlam Productions
2013
 

This documentary is part of Channel 4’s Secret History strand and will air on SUNDAY 24TH NOVEMBER at 8PM.

The Hanging Garden of Babylon is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world for which no archaeological evidence has ever been found. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing and many people assume it never existed. But has everyone just been looking in the wrong place? Oxford academic Stephanie Dalley has decoded an ancient, long-overlooked text in the British Museum and now believes that they were built by another man, in another time, in another location. In this film, she travels to war-torn Northern Iraq to gather evidence to support her controversial new theory and try to solve this ancient mystery.