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Madānu Canal Gate

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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The Neo-Babylonian kings Nabopolassar (r. 625–605 BC) and Nebuchadnezzar II (r. 604–562 BC) constructed an outer wall around the eastern side of Babylon. That mudbrick wall is reported to have had 120 towers and 5 entrances, including the Madānu Canal Gate. This access point to the city was probably located on the eastern stretch of the wall.

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unlocated, gate (of a city), city gate


According to a text that might have been drawn up as an aide-memoire for Nebuchadnezzar II, the Babylonian king who completed the outer eastern wall of Babylon, the Madānu Canal Gate is the second of the five gates. The “City Walls of Babylon C” text records that there were twenty-six towers between it and the Šuhi Canal Gate (to the north) and twenty-nine between it and the Giššu Gate (to the south).

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Jamie Novotny, 'Madānu Canal Gate: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 27 September 2023]

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