When the palace was finished, Sennacherib surrounded it with a great park. He filled the park with many different types of plants and trees from lands across his empire.

He divided the land into plots which the citizens of Nineveh could use to plant orchards.

 

"I planted a great park beside the palace, like that of the Amanus Mountain, with all kinds of herbs and fruit trees which came from the mountains and from Babylonia."

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