This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on Ancient Civilizations – Babylon and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The presentations together number 32 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Babylon is the most famous city from ancient Mesopotamia whose ruins lie in modern day Iraq, 59 miles southwest of Baghdad. The name is thought to derive from the Akkadian language of the time, meant ‘Gate of God’ or Gate of the Gods.’ The city owes its infamy to the many references the Bible makes to it; all of which are unfavorable. Yet EVERY ANCIENT WRITER MENTIONS BABYLON WITH A TONE OF AWE AND REVERENCE.
In the Book of Genesis, chapter 11, Babylon is featured in the story of The Tower of Babel and the Hebrews claimed the city was named for the confusion which ensued after God caused the people to begin speaking in different languages so they would not be able to complete their great tower to the heavens. Babylon also appears prominently in the biblical books of Daniel, Jeremiah, and Isaiah, among others, and, most notably, The Book of Revelation.
After Alexander’s death at Babylon, his successors known as ‘The Diadochi’, fought over his empire generally and the city specifically to the point where the residents fled for their safety and were re-located. By the time the Parthian Empire ruled the region in 141 BCE Babylon was deserted and forgotten. The city steadily fell into ruin and, even during a brief revival under the Sassanid Persians, never approached its former greatness.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Ancient Civilizations – Babylon and contains 19 slides and covers the following:
Seat of Learning & Culture
The Old City
The City is Destroyed
Exile of the Jews
Babylon Flourishes Again
Alexander the Great
The Final Fall of Babylon
End of Presentation
According to legend, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, considered one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, were built in the 6th century BCE by King Nebuchadnezzar II for his homesick wife, Amytis.
As a Persian princess, Amytis missed the wooded mountains of her youth so Nebuchadnezzar built her an oasis in the desert, a building covered with exotic trees and plants, tiered so that it resembled a mountain. The only problem is that archaeologists are not sure that the Hanging Gardens ever really existed.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - The Hanging Gardens of Babylon and contains 13 slides and covers the following:
Babylon & the Bible
Nebuchadnezzar & Babylon
Temple of Marduk
The Ishtar Gate
What Did the
Gardens Look Like?
Did the Gardens Exist?
Not Mentioned in History
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Ancient Civilizations.