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WHA_182KH

Reconstruction of the Ishtar Gates, Babylon (at the Pergamum Museum, Berlin). The gates were built in 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. The Walls and gates depict many features including soldiers, palms, lions, dragons and aurochs. The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the gate was constructed using glazed brick with alternating rows of bas-relief

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Reconstruction of the Ishtar Gates, Babylon (at the Pergamum Museum, Berlin). The gates were built in 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. The Walls and gates depict many features including soldiers, palms, lions, dragons and aurochs. The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the gate was constructed using glazed brick with alternating rows of bas-relief