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16 March 2014

Gate of Ishtar (@Pergamon Museum)

Last time I went to Pergamon Museum, the Gate of Ishtar was under refurbishment; so it was great to see the full scale of the gate without scaffolding. Erected by King Nebuchadnezzar II in Babylon, this is actually the smaller gate; but imposing none the less. The refurbishment gives a better idea of the animals adorning the walls, and the bright blue and gold really stands out.

There is an inscription on the side on the dedication of the gate by King Nebuchadnezzar, which talks of having a monument that is appreciated by all of mankind. Unfortunately, they would need to get to Berlin and wait in the log lines to get in; but at least it is still there to awe mankind.

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