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Proposed location of the Enlil Gate

a Pleiades location resource

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The proposed location of the Enlil Gate is based on a plan of the ruins of Babylon, with 500 m UTM coordinates.

gate (of a city), city gate, unlocated

{ "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 44.416392, 32.539609 ] }

Unknown

Uncertain

representative

  • Later 2nd Millennium BC Mesopotamia (1600–1000 BC) (confident)
  • Early 1st Millennium BC Mesopotamia (1000-720 BC) (confident)
  • Neo-Assyrian/Babylonian Middle East (720–540 BC) (confident)
  • Achaemenid Middle East (540–330 BC) (confident)
  • Hellenistic Greek, Roman Republic (330 BC-30 BC) (confident)

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The proposed location of the Enlil Gate is based on Pedersén 2021 fig. 2.1, which shows a plan of Babylon, with 500 m UTM coordinates given. This entrance into Babylon, which was on the western bank of the Euphrates (in ancient times) and on the northern inner city wall, might have been located approximately 32.539609,44.416392. Because the course of the Arahtu River (Šaṭṭ al-Ḥillah, a branch of the Euphrates River) has shifted over time, the ruins of the ancient gate are no longer visible since that watercourse would have flowed over the very spot where the Enlil Gate had been built.