Ancient Collections and Menageries

1.2 Keeping Wild 1.2.2 Domestication of Wild 1.2.3 Beyond Domestication Collecting Wild Animals 7 1.3 Ancient 1.3.1 Mesopotamian 1.3.2 Ancient Egyptian 1.3.3 Ancient Asian Collections India and China 16 1.3.4 Greek and Roman 1.3.5 Persian and Arab Collections 1.3.6 Medieval 1.3.7 Aztec and Inca 1.4.1 European 1.4.2 Colonial 1.4.3 Evolution of the Zoo and Additional 2 Zoological Gardens of Great Britain 2.2 The Tower 2.3 Estate Collections and the Windsor Great Park 56 2.4 The Exeter 2.5 Three...

Royal Parks and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon Nineveh

Babylonian and Assyrian royal parks and hanging gardens were the result of Meso-potamian garden evolution. Some of these parks and gardens may have been public parks for the benefit of the cities in which they were established. However, for the most part, they were for the use and enjoyment of the royal family. Royal parks and gardens were often the site of royal hunts, a place to entertain guests, and a place to keep animals. Tiglath-Pileser I Assyria, 1114-1076 b.c. kept herds of deer,...

Contributors

Catherine de Courcy is a resident of Melbourne, Australia, where she is a librarian at the State Library of Victoria. Her master's thesis was on the history of the Melbourne Zoological Gardens. Her publications include two on the history of Australian zoos. James F. Ellis, Jr. and Georgeann A. Ellis. Dr. James Ellis is the Associate Director of International Programs at Washington State University, Pullman. He has worked at the Oklahoma City Zoo, Peoria Zoo, and Santa Fe Community College...