Wednesday Doorway – Ishtar Gate, Berlin

Ishtar Gate, Pergamon Museum – Berlin

The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. 
It was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King
 Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city.

A reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way was built at the Pergamon Museum
 in Berlin out of material excavated by Robert Koldewey and finished in the 1930s.
The gate was in fact a double gate.
 The part that is shown in the Pergamon Museum today is only the smaller, frontal part, 
while the larger, back part was considered too large to fit into the constraints
 of the structure of the museum. It is in storage.