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Seashore 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 Seashore Gate. This access point to the city was probably located on the southern 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 Seashore Gate is the fifth of the five gates and, presumably, the westernmost on the southern stretch of wall. The “City Walls of Babylon C” text records that there were thirty towers between it and Sun of the Gods Gate (to the east).

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Jamie Novotny, 'Seashore Gate: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 02 December 2023]

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