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joe asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

what did the other 7 gates of babylon look like?

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  • larry1
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    2 months ago
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    I'm not sure any description of the other 7 of the total 8 gates survived in the records we have. The ruins of the whole site have been examined since year 1900 so there may be some descriptions in the archeologists record and books. You'd need a university library for that.

    You could try book 'Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization' by Paul Kriwaczek...he gives some descriptions....For example one of the other gates was called 'the Gate of God'. We also know from all the sources Babylon had 2 types of gates, single and double. Double gates like Ishtar gate had a smaller monumental gate 40 ft tall that led into an antechamber before a bigger gate 100 ft tall. So in places around the 11 mile walls there were 2 walls, 1 about 50 ft in front of a 2nd at about 100 ft tall.

    Nebuchadnezzar says that in his redo in the 500's BC he 'hung all the gates with huge doors of cedar trimmed in bronze'. 

    If the Ishtar gate was named after that goddess and another was called 'gate of god', maybe the other 6 were named after gods too? Some archeologist at  some university could tell you.

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