Moving Inland
Sumer to Akkad
Inanna to Ishtar
Ishtar’s Descent
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Review "Babylon".

This is a photograph of the Ishtar Gate, taken at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. The tiles are the actual tiles from the original gate, which had been found in ruins. The tour guide explains how tiles were taken to the Pergamon Museum and reassembled. This allows you to walk through the gate and experience the grandeur.

Ishtar Gate at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

Read more about the Ishtar Gate and see more pictures in this extensive Wikipedia article.

Babylon then and now

Today, Babylon is located within modern-day Iraq, roughly 50 miles south of Baghdad. Babylon was the capital of the Babylonian and Neo-Babylonian Empires. It was a sprawling, heavily-populated city with enormous walls and multiple palaces and temples. Famous structures and artifacts include the temple of Marduk, the Ishtar Gate, and stelae upon which Hammurabi's Code was written. Persian conquest Ilin 539 BC, the Neo-Babylonian Empire fell to Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, with a military engagement known as the Battle of Opis. It was founded around 2300 B.C. by the ancient Akkadian-speaking people of southern Mesopotamia. ~Found on the Ancient Civiliaztions, History origins, World Culture Facebook page.