Ishtar Gate


Berlin, Germany

The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate into the city of Babylon. It was constructed around 575 B.C.E. by Nebuchadnezzar II (reigned 605-562 B.C.E.). The wall around the city of Babylon ran about 60 miles long and was roughly 300 feet high.

The Gate is now in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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