III. Babylonian or Assyrian Gardens. B.C. 2000
14. The gardens of Cyrus at Babylon (Plin., xix. 4.), or of the Kings of Assyria, or, according to Bryant (Anal. of Ancient Mythology, vol. iii. p. 100.), of the chiefs of the ancient people called Semarim, were distinguished by their romantic situations, great extent, and diversity of uses and products, and were reckoned in their day among the wonders of the world.