The Ishtar Gate is the eighth gate to theinner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC by orderof King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. Babylon’sremains date back thousands of years and were rediscovered byRobert Koldeway, a German archaeologist, at the end of thenineteenth century. Famous for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, oneof the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Babylon was also home tothe Ishtar Gate, now in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. Babylonrepresents one of the most important archaeological sites in theworld. Babylon’s fame extends beyond the fact that the site datesto a time more than 4,000 years ago.

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