Walls: Pergamon Museum in Berlin

Ailsa’s travel theme: walls

The First Babylonian Dynasty was established in 1894 BC.  At its height, Babylon was one of the largest, most important cities of the ancient world. It was located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

The Ishtar Gate and the wall were dated between 604-506 BC. Both gate and wall were reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, 47 feet height and 32 feet width:


Based on the study, the city walls were 11 miles long and had at least eight monumental gates. Here is the model of the eighth gate:


A close look of the glazed stones:




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