Dragon of the Ishtar Gate

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 03 July 2012
Dragon of the Ishtar Gate

A Babylonian mušḫuššu dragon from the Ishtar gate, made of glazed tiles. The Ishtar Gate was constructed by Nebuchadnezzar II in about 575 BC. Displayed in the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, Turkey.


About the Author

Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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Crabben, J. V. D. (2012, July 03). Dragon of the Ishtar Gate. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/732/

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Dragon of the Ishtar Gate." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 03, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/732/.

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Crabben, Jan V. D. "Dragon of the Ishtar Gate." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 03 Jul 2012. Web. 17 Jun 2019.

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