Gates of Babylon

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This page attempts to enlist all the known gates of the ancient city state of Babylon.

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List of the Gates

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Ishtar Gate
The reconstructed Ishtar gate in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. The external facade features two columns and five rows of depicted animals on two seperate panels on each side of the entrance portal. Rows on both panels from top to bottom depict aurochs, mušḫuššus, aurochs, mušḫuššus, aurochs respectively.

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Enlil Gate

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Royal Gate or the King's Gate

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Adad Gate
Adad Gate was named for the god Adad. There was some attempt of reconstruction in the 1960s which left some of the original Assyrian construction exposed. Unfortunately around April 13, 2016, ISIL demolished both the gate and the adjacent wall by flattening them with a bulldozer.

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Shamash Gate
Excavated in the 19th century the Shamash Gate was named for the Sun god Shamash, it opens to the road to Erbil. Its size and design suggest it was the most important gate in Neo-Assyrian times. The stone retaining wall and part of the mudbrick structure were reconstructed in the 1960s and has significantly deteriorated.

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Uras Gate
Uras Gate

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Zababa Gate
Zababa Gate

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Marduk Gate
Marduk Gate

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