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3000 BCE - 2000 BCE: Nineveh is a major religious center for the worship of the goddess Ishtar.
2285 BCE - 2250 BCE: Life of Enheduanna, daughter of Sargon of Akkad, and world's first author known by name.
2150 BCE - 1400 BCE: The Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh written on clay tablets.
1900 BCE - 1600 BCE: The poem "Descent of Inanna" is written.
605 BCE - 562 BCE: Nebuchadnezzar II is king of Babylon.
575 BCE: Nebuchadnezzar II builds the Ishtar Gate and great walls of Babylon.
1902 CE - 1914 CE: The Ishtar Gate excavation is underway and lead by Robert Koldewey.
1930 CE: The reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate is completed at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany.
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