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  1. Hanging Gardens of Babylon

    The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon: An Elusive World Wonder Traced Stephanie Dalley (Oriental Institute, Oxford) Oxford University Press, 2013, 279pp. $34.95 She posits the Hanging Garden was built at his Nineveh palace by Sennacherib in 700 BC. Through a complex, engineered, watercourse system - dams, aqueducts, tunnels, and bronze screws to "pump" water up - large trees were cultivated on the upper amphitheater-like walls of his palace.
  2. New Member Post

    I am grateful that this vehicle has been created. Would the participating members please share their understanding of Hsűan? It seems fundamental to entering The Tao Te Ching/ I have seen it rendered as "Dark-enigma" which does nothing for me. Also seen it as "mysterious, dark, profound, subtle." Would welcome your insight.