"The Ishtar Gate is the most impressive remnant of the city; it has been reconstructed out of its original materials and preserved in the State Museum, Berlin. In contrast to the ferocity of Assyrian art, here numerous tiers of elegant bulls and Babylonian dragons composed in the low relief of glazed polychrome bricks float against a light blue background. Even the abstract details - friezes, moldings, battlements, the arch - achieve admirable refinement." - Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman
Keywords: Iraq, Babil, Babylon. Submitted by Paul Young for ARCH 600: History of Ancient and Medieval Architecture.