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Ishtar Gate_present - aurochs (bulls). The dragons and...

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Holly Hickman Ishtar Gate - The eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon Constructed around 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of Babylon; excavated between 1899-1914 – “Only the foundations of the gate were found, going down some 45 feet, with molded, unglazed figures. The gateway has been reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, from the glazed bricks found, so its original height is different in size. Reconstructed height is 47 feet.” Neo-Babylonian style Size: 47 feet high by 32 feet wide Materials and Subjects: Blue glazed tiles with alternating rows of bas-relief “sirrush” (dragons) and
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Unformatted text preview: aurochs (bulls). The dragons and bulls symbolized the gods Marduk and Adad. Purpose/Why Built - Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar; helped to beautify his capital Through the gate was the Processional Way which lead into the heart of the city of Babylon. Sources: *Ancient Babylonia The Ishtar Gate. http://www.bible-history.com/babylonia/BabyloniaThe_Ishtar_Gate.htm *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar_Gate...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ARTH 100 taught by Professor Huang during the Spring '08 term at SCAD.

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