Great Gate of Ishtar

Illustration

Kim Martins
by Rictor Norton
published on 28 September 2019
Great Gate of Ishtar

This is a reconstruction of the Great Gate of Ishtar that stood at the entrance to the ancient city of Babylon. The Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II (r. 605/604-562 BCE) ordered the gate to be constructed in c. 575 BCE and it features lions, young bulls (aurochs), and dragons (sirrush) against a vibrant cobalt blue glazed background. The reconstruction is at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany. Photo was taken in 2006 CE.

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Norton, R. (2019, September 28). Great Gate of Ishtar. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11280/

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Norton, Rictor. "Great Gate of Ishtar." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 28, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11280/.

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Norton, Rictor. "Great Gate of Ishtar." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 28 Sep 2019. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

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