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King Solomon maintained herds of livestock, sheep, deer, and horses, in addition to flocks of birds. David, Solomon’s father, had shaped an alliance with King Hiram (or Huram) of Tyre that endured into Solomon’s reign, and Solomon used that buying and selling contract to acquire apes and peacocks from Tarshish (Spain). the second one e-book of Chronicles files that: For the king’s send went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: each 3 years as soon as got here the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks. ( Chronicles, :) Solomon was once attracted to agriculture and in animals. Little is understood approximately his lifestyles except what's written within the previous testomony. the 1st publication of Kings states that “Solomon had , stalls of horses for his chariots, and , horsemen,” in addition to straw for the horses and dromedaries (although within the moment e-book of Chronicles the variety of stalls for his horses is pronounced as ,). Menageries and Zoos Nebuchadrezzar II governed Babylonia from to . . . His identify, within the Akkadian language, potential “The god Nabu has guarded the property. ” He used to be the son of Nabopolassar, who based the Chaldean dynasty, and some months sooner than his father’s dying, Nebuchadrezzar defeated the Egyptians, thereby extending Babylonian rule to all of Syria and Palestine. He married Amytis, daughter of the king of Media, a rustic in what's now northern Iran, and in her honor he outfitted a palace on the best of a chain of stepped terraces, positioned among the double partitions of Babylon. there have been gardens on the entire terraces, and underground canals provided water for household use and irrigation and drainage. those royal gardens got here to be referred to as the striking Gardens of Babylon. outdoor the backyard terraces there has been extra broad parkland, and that's the place the king’s wild animals have been saved. those incorporated lions, which have been vital symbols. Solomon’s throne, made from ivory lined in gold, had six steps best as much as it, with statues of lions on each one step. Lions have been extensively represented on palace furnishings. Years later, in . . . , Nebuchadrezzar’s grandson Belshazzar used to be killed by way of Darius, king of Media, and the Babylonian throne usurped. that's whilst courtiers concocted fees opposed to Daniel and demanded that Darius have him solid right into a den of lions, based on the legislation. The outdated testomony ebook of Daniel, bankruptcy , describes how this used to be performed, and the way Daniel survived. occasions of this sort almost certainly occurred, simply because rulers were protecting lions in parklands for hundreds of years. Lions roamed the parklands of the Assyrian king Tigathpileser I (reigned – . . . ). Kings hunted them to illustrate their power and braveness. The lions have been Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica), a subspecies that have been as soon as present in the Balkans and all around the heart East. at the present time they continue to exist purely within the Gir woodland in India. Samson, within the previous testomony booklet of Judges, encountered an Asiatic lion whereas on his method to ask for the hand in marriage of the lady with whom he had fallen in love.