Lion of Babylon

The Lion of Babylon is an ancient Babylonian symbol and symbolically represented the King of Babylon. The depiction is based on the Mesopotamian lion, which used to roam in the region.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 2000 BCE The Lion of Babylon from a portion of the Ishtar Gate
c. 2000 BCE The basalt Lion of Babylon statue at Babylon, Iraq, notice the absence of "eagle's wings". Discovered in 1876 it may have been built by either Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BCE) or Hittites.
Latest Update: February 17, 2015