- a legendary Assyrian queen, the wife of Ninus and founder of Babylon, noted for her wisdom and beauty.
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Examples from the Web for semiramis
One, called the Qasr al-Nile bridge, runs past the high-rise Semiramis Hotel directly into the square.Egypt’s Military Is Waiting for the Worst
Christopher Dickey, Mike Giglio
July 6, 2013
Below are a series of tweets reflecting escalating panic from the staff of the Semiramis InterContinental Hotel.Further Chaos in Egypt: Tweets Describe a Cairo Hotel's Terrifying Ordeal
January 29, 2013
You do not see the antediluvian kingdom, that of Sesostris and that of Semiramis?
Semiramis asked the oracle if the operation had been successful.
Surely she never should have been Semiramis, even in her palmy day!
Semiramis tried to come in, but was caught and shut up downstairs.Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia
Diodorus attributes all these buildings to his fabulous Semiramis.A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1
- the legendary founder of Babylon and wife of Ninus, king of Assyria, which she ruled with great skill after his death
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