Garden - a paradise lost

Garden - a paradise lost.

The Garden of Eden was not only a dream of many people in antiquity and the subject of numerous myths and legends, and descriptions of the Holy Scriptures; he simply existed in the gardens of the Egyptian temples on the banks of the Nile. in the Euphrates and Tigris basins, in Babylon. The origins of the gardening culture in Egypt go back to the times of the Old Kingdom, the construction period of the Great Pyramids (about 2500 lat p.n.e.).

Even then, master surveyors established magnificent gardens, small joints, they marked out roads and water channels. Vines adorned Egyptian gardens. palm trees, often praised by poets sycamore (sycamore figs) and many other plants.

When in the summer the sun blazed mercilessly and the whole country seemed to suffocate in the heat of the heat and the sands of the desert, the waters of the Nile rose and flooded the thirsty gardens and fields with great waves of water. When, after a few months, the Nile was falling, the receding waters left fertile silt for new sowing and harvesting. From the period of the Middle Kingdom (2000—1700 p.n.e.) excellent paintings depicting work in the vegetable garden have been preserved. The bouquet of flowers placed in the young pharaoh Tutsnkhamonov and in the golden coffin also entered the history of culture 1350 lat p.n.e. - in the 20th century, these flowers saw the light of day again. To dream blooming gardens forever and to enjoy them also in the afterlife, The Egyptians recorded their vision in bright colors on the walls of the tombs.