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Identifying the Hanging Gardens of Babylon: The Tamarisk and Date-Palm (via )

I am relatively proud of this post and thankful that I do this sort of thing for a living. An interesting post on the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in particular.

How many can you name? The ancient Babylonians and the greening of their cities? The first urban parks? Packing quite a blog post punch. Give it a read if you enjoy history.

Identifying the Hanging Gardens of Babylon: The Tamarisk and Date-Palm In love with all things archaic and ancient, today we turn our attention to the ancient Hanging Gardens of Bablyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world and a source of great mystery to historians. This being a botanical kind of blog, we will focus our attention on the plants that populated the Hanging Gardens, but … Read More

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My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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