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:
- Originally the gate, part of the Walls of Babylon, was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world until it was replaced by the Lighthouse of Alexandria; in the 6th century AD.
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