The King then ordered to build a series of gardens raised in columns and blocks of clay that stood out among the corners of the city and could be appreciated by his queen.
The Hanging Gardens did not in fact hang but there were terraces built on top of each other.
There was significant enough strife to cause the residents to flee so maybe the palace, which was the royal seat of power was destroyed violently during this period.
However, the Assyrian capital of Nineveh was also known as New Babylon, and this may have been where the confusion arose.
The remains of the older city of Avaris lie underneath the southern sector of the city of Ramesses.
However, there are several reservations over the existence of Hanging Gardens.