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Ištar Gate

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 29, 2018 05:13 PM History
The Ištar Gate is the most famous of Babylon's eight city gates and is situated on the northeastern side of the inner city, directly north of the Kadingirra quarter. King Nebuchadnezzar II built the gate ca. 575 B.C.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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gate (of a city), city gate


Robert Koldewey excavated the remains of the decorated glazed-brick structure at the beginning of the 20th century. A reconstruction of it (using original bricks) is now on display in the Pergamon Museum (Berlin).

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Jamie Novotny, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Ištar Gate: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 09 July 2020]

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