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Entrances

ENTRANCES OF FORTIFIED WALLED CITIES IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA

Below is a rendition of a procession through the Babylonian Ishtar Gate.

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This page will show various Ancient Mesopotamian entrances. The painting of the entrance to the Tower of Babel, below, was done by a Russian Artist. Some of the images shown herein are archaeological remains while others are artistic reconstructions.

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The following is an image of the entrance area to the city of Neo Babylon.

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Here is a closeup view of the Babylonian Ishtar Gate.

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Here is an even closer view of the gate itself.

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This is a procession going through the Ishtar Gate of Babylon.

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And here is a closeup of the procession passing through the Ishtar Gate.

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Below is a reconstruction of the walls and entrance to Nineveh.

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And here are present day remains of part of the walls.

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The Palace of Sargon-Korsabad

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Here is an image of the entrance to the Palace of Sargon II.

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Here are two images of the Palace of Sargon's entrance area.

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Here are the remains of an entrance at Persepolis.

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This is a stairway entrance to a palace at Persepolis.

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artist's rendition of Persepolis Courtyard

These are the remains of an archway entrance at Nimrud.

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Below is an artistic rendition of this entrance.

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Below are eight reproductions of the Ishtar Gate and its Processional Way created by Martha Houk's Bryce Gallery.

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Adapted from Lighting Dimensions, Bible Study

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As we come across different images of entrances in ancient Mesopotamia, we'll edit this page to include them.