Category Archives: Monuments

Stele of Hammurabi

Stone stele Louvre Museum, Paris Hammurabi of Babylon (reigned 1792-1750 B.C.E.) was the sixth Amorite ruler during the First Dynasty of Babylon. He extended his control over Kish, Sippar, Borsippa, Uruk, and Isin. He conquered Rim-Sin of Larsa 1822-1763 B.C.E.), … Continue reading

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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Nebuchadnezzar II (c. 630-562 B.C.E.), King of Babylon (605-562 B.C.E.) The most famous Babylonian ruler, Nebuchadnezzar II was a powerful king who annexed part of the Egyptian empire, built a great palace, and ordered the construction of one of the … Continue reading

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Excavation site of the Ishtar Gate

Richard Halliburton’s Second Book of Marvels, “The Orient” (1938) This photograph from 1938 shows the excavation site of the Ishtar Gate.

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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 … Continue reading

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