Gates of babylon

The Ishtar Gate or Lions Gate of Ancient Babylon, one of the best preserved ancient artifact in the world, at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

The Ishtar Gate or Lions Gate of Ancient Babylon, one of the best preserved ancient artifact in the world, at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

I know, it’s only rock'n'roll… but I like it. And make sure to play it at my funeral for a send off!!

I know, it’s only rock'n'roll… but I like it. And make sure to play it at my funeral for a send off!!

Detail from the Ishtar Gate, Babylon, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany. Built in c575 BC during the reign of Nebuchadrezzar II the Ishtar Gate led into the city of Babylon via the Processional Way, along which statues of the Babylonian gods were paraded during New Year celebrations.

Detail from the Ishtar Gate, Babylon, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany. Built in c575 BC during the reign of Nebuchadrezzar II the Ishtar Gate led into the city of Babylon via the Processional Way, along which statues of the Babylonian gods were paraded during New Year celebrations.

The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC, and edicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar

The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC, and edicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar

Mushussu (also known as Mushhushshu or Sirrush) is the Dragon of Babylon and one of two animals depicted on the Ishtar Gate. It is depicted here on a kudurru (boundary stone) with divine symbols. This limestone kudurru dates back to the Second Dynasty of Isin, 1156-1025 BCE.

Mushussu (also known as Mushhushshu or Sirrush) is the Dragon of Babylon and one of two animals depicted on the Ishtar Gate. It is depicted here on a kudurru (boundary stone) with divine symbols. This limestone kudurru dates back to the Second Dynasty of Isin, 1156-1025 BCE.

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