Ishtar Gate Research Paper

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Most people think of blue walls in a desert with palm trees when they hear the word Babylon. Many stories of the enigmatic city of Babylon have been created and told through the years. In biblical books it talks about different architectures like the Tower of Babel or the Hanging Garden of Babylon that where created in that place. Also there is a myth that says that a curse was thrown upon the city, and the result was its destruction. Myths, legends and tales attract the attention of many archeologists, who investigate if they are true or not and if this city and its buildings were standing once.
This legends made the German archeologist Robert Koldeway interested in finding the Ishtar Gate. Covered by sand pieces of bricks of The Ishtar Gate were discovered in 1887. This man took back with him pieces to investigate them and found that they were part of the gate. The excavations started in 1899, as time passed more pieces of bricks and a pair of parallel walls with a road were found. Incredibly the bricks still maintain a very good aspect and there is a reconstruction in a museum of the Ishtar Gate with the same bricks that were found in the excavations. But do
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In Mesopotamia Ishtar was also known as Inanna. For Babylonians Ishtar was the goddess of war, love and fertility. Many times she is depicted as a lion. The picture below is an old Babylonian or Mesopotamian relief sculpture called The Queen of the Night. It is believe that this is also a representation of the goddess Ishtar. If we see the lions face and body that she is standing in it could be inferred that it is about her. Also Ishtar sometimes is described that she had a bow or some kind of weapon in her hand. In the picture we can see that the woman is holding something in her hands. Since this goddess was worshiped in all Asia Minor region and many changes have been made to her it could have been a possibility that this another depiction of

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