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Gardens, before 500 B.C.
Hi everyone!

I am searching for some resources about pre-Achaemenid garden design in Mesopotamia or Iran. I will be very thankful if one give me some guidance about this subject.

Merci.
Peiman Amini
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Gardens, before 500 B.C.
Peiman, the only thing I can think of is "The Hanging Gardens of Babylon".

An archaological book I have shows an imaginary picture of a ziggurat-type building with many levels of garden terraces. For a more factual image, I believe there are some rock carving from Babylonian times which show images of plants and buildings.
Frank John Snelling
Gardens, before 500 B.C.
Merci.
Yes, I have seen the images but I want to know more about its planographics, as if it comes to possiblity that this garden can be an ancestor to Takht Baghs (level gardens) of Iran. I have read some about planted straight streets in Urartu and Assyria which may be some old ancestors of Chahar-bagh school of landscape. It will be very helpful for me, that I could know where I can see archaological documents of these examples.
Peiman Amini
Gardens, before 500 B.C.
Dear Peiman,

I've seen a great study of "Persian architecture museum-garden" (bagh mozeye memariye Iran) in Jahdad Daneshgahi in Tehran University Faculty of Fine Art. I remmember that there is a full session on the history of Persian gardens and for the thing that you want I recommend that you take a look at that.
Hamid Reza Sabbaghi
Gardens, before 500 B.C.
Peiman
Have you seen the book called, Persian gardens and garden pavilions?
Manoochehr Salahi
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