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  The Ishtar Gate
In 1902, German archaeologist Robert Koldewey unearthed the fabled Ishtar Gate in the ruins of Babylon.
The animals depicted on the Gate were known to the Babylonians - two of the animals depicted were lions and rimi (aurochs, a type of wild ox).
Historically, Nebuchadnezzar is the king responsible for the building of the Ishtar Gate; and furthermore, Bel is merely another name used to refer to Marduk, the keeping of the dragon in Bel's temple possibly an interpretation of the fact that the Mushhushshu symbolized that god.
www.ishtartemple.org /IshtarGate.htm   (808 words)

  
  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Ishtar
Known as Ishtar in Akkadia, she was called Astarte by western Semitic peoples and was identified with Inanna in Sumeria.
Sin was thought to confer fertility and prosperity on cowherds by governing the rise of waters and the growth of reeds, particularly in the marshes along the lower Euphrates...
He was loved by the fertility goddess Ishtar, who, according to one legend, was so grief-stricken at his death that she contrived to enter the underworld to get him back.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Ishtar&StartAt=1   (717 words)

  
 Preservation Arts High School Curriculum
Ishtar is considered to be the most widely worshipped goddess in the Babylonian and Assyrian region and was highly regarded as the goddess of fertility and love, also as the mother goddess who served as the source of all the generative powers of earth, and the goddess of war.
The Ishtar Gate was situated on the northern side of the city of Babylon (in present day Iran) and led to the great Processional Way, a corridor over 200 yards long with walls over 50 feet tall on each side.
The Ishtar Gate was rediscovered and excavated in 1902.
web.njit.edu /~delano/ishtar.htm   (2194 words)

  
 Ishtar Gate - Babylon - Great Buildings Online
During the Neo-Babylonian Revival, the city of Babylon was surrounded by a new system of thick defensive walls pierced at eight points by city gates "dedicated to the principal Babylonian deities; the most famous entrance, the tall Ishtar Gate, was on the heavily trafficked northern side of the city."
"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.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Ishtar_Gate.html   (202 words)

  
 Ishtar, Lady of Heaven
Ishtar (earlier Estar), her Akkadian name, is related to that of the South Arabian (male) deity 'Ashtar' and to that of the Syrian goddess Astarte (Biblical Ashtoreth), with whom she was undoubtedly connected.
Ishtar remonstrates as each successive article of apparel is taken from her, but the guardian tells her that this is the experience of all who enter the somber domain of death.
"As Ishtar represents the spirit of fertility, her loss prevents the ripening of the crops and the maturing of all life upon the earth...The gods, realizing that the loss of Ishtar is disorganizing all Nature, send a messenger to the underworld and demand her release.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/scripts/ishtar.html   (1294 words)

  
 Ishtar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Ishtar was held to be the great Mother Goddess in ancient Assyrian and Bablyonian mythology.
Ishtar descended into the realm of the dead to rescue Tammuz; a myth similar to those of Inanna and Damuzi, and Demeter and Kore.
An Akkadian fragment describes the wailing of Ishtar for Tammuz, whose annual death, resurrection, and marriage strongly indicate a fertility ritual connected to an agricultural cycle.
www.themystica.com /mythical-folk/articles/ishtar.html   (433 words)

  
 Ishtar Gate, Babylon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Built by Nebuchadnezzar II, the Ishtar Gate was one of the main entries to the city of Bablyon, capital of the Babylonian Empire.
The arched gate at the left was made of brick glazed with a copper turquoise glaze alternating with unglazed brick covered with gold leaf.
These reconstructed fragments of the Ishtar Gate are all that remain of Bablyon.
seco.glendale.edu /ceramics/ishtargate.html   (201 words)

  
 Cryptozoology.com
The Ishtar Gate itself was one of eight entrances to the ancient city of Babylon.
Built during the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC) and dedicated to the goddess Ishtar it was the main entrance to the city until the final fall of Babylon sometime in the 1st or 2nd century AD.
Therefore, I pulled down these gates and laid their foundations at the water table with asphalt and bricks and had them made of bricks with blue stone on which wonderful bulls and dragons were depicted.
www.cryptozoology.com /articles/ishtar.php   (1638 words)

  
 Ishtar - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Ishtar, chief goddess of the Babylonians and the Assyrians and the counterpart of Astarte, the Greek and Roman name of Ashtoreth, Phoenician goddess...
In the 2nd and 3rd millennia bc Nineveh was known primarily as a religious centre.
The healing powers of its statue of the goddess Ishtar were...
au.encarta.msn.com /Ishtar.html   (105 words)

  
 Bible History Online - Fallen Empires (Biblical Archaeology)
During the last days of the southern kingdom of Judah the Jews were taken captive to a distant land called Babylon at the latter part of the 6th century BC.
They passed through a beautiful entrance gate made of mud brick masonry and glazed skin which stood 47 feet tall, commonly referred to as the Ishtar Gate since its discovery at the turn of the 20th century near modern Baghdad, Iraq.
The tall gate was dedicated to the gods by Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylonia who reigned from 605—562 BC).
www.bible-history.com /biblehistoryonline_fallenempires.php   (721 words)

  
 Ishtar Gate - Definition, explanation
The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon.
Dedicated to the goddess Ishtar, the Gate was contructed of blue glazed tiles with alternating rows of bas-relief dragons and bulls.
A reconstruction of the Ishtar gate and Processional Way was built at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin out of material excavated by Robert Koldeway and finished in the 1930s.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/i/is/ishtar_gate.php   (372 words)

  
 Ishtar Gate, Babylon
Built by Nebuchadnezzar II, the Ishtar Gate was one of the main entries to the city of Bablyon, capital of the Babylonian Empire.
The arched gate at the left was made of brick glazed with a copper turquoise glaze alternating with unglazed brick covered with gold leaf.
These reconstructed fragments of the Ishtar Gate are all that remain of Bablyon.
www.glendale.edu /ceramics/ishtargate.html   (201 words)

  
 Ishtar Gate - Picture - MSN Encarta
The Ishtar Gate was originally part of the temple dedicated to Bel, built in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar in about 575 bc.
The gate, which has been completely restored, is faced with glazed brick tiles; layers of tile were used to create the figures of the bull of Adad and the dragon of Marduk, which alternate across the surface.
The gate is now housed at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
uk.encarta.msn.com /media_461530712_761560431_-1_1/Ishtar_Gate.html   (86 words)

  
 The Slides
Detail of the Ishtar Gate, made of glazed bricks, which served as an entrance to the city, leading to the Processional Way in Babylon, built on the orders of King Nebuchadnezzar II (605 - 562 B.C.).
On the surfaces of the Ishtar Gate, laboriously reassembled in Berlin, are the alternating profile figures of the dragon of Marduk and the bull of Adad.
Lining the processional way leading up to the gate were the reliefs of Ishtar's sacred lion, glazed in yellow, brown, [white], and red against a blue ground.
www.bornemania.com /civ/babylon2/index.html   (273 words)

  
 The Rite of Rebirth
Ishtar was like a wife bereft of her husband, a mother bereft of her child, a cow of its calf, a goat of its kid, a sheep of its lamb.
SHAMASH: Immersed was the Goddess Ishtar in the infernal regions.
Now Ishtar had once prophesied with these words: "On the day when Tammuz welcomes me, when with him the lapis flute and the carnelian ring welcome me, may the dead rise and smell the incense." So it was that Tammuz entered the Upper World first to make ready to receive Ishtar.
www.fellowshipofisis.com /liturgy/riteofrebirth.html   (3242 words)

  
 Mushrushu - Dragon of Ishtar Gate - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums
In 1902, German archaeologist Robert Koldewey unearthed the fabled Ishtar Gate in the ruins of Babylon.
The striding dragon was a portion of the decoration of one of the gates of the city
Despite the realism of the Ishtar dragons, and the firm belief of such creatures, in virtually every human culture for 6000 years of recorded history, not a single bone of one has ever been found.
www.unexplained-mysteries.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=83887   (1340 words)

  
 Diggings Resources - The weekly picture
The Ishtar Gate was the ceremonial entrance to Babylon.
The gate was the northern entrance to the city, and due to its position at the head of the Processional Way, was more impressive in its decoration than any other of the city gates.
The lions were representations of the goddess Ishtar, worshipped in Babylon as the Mistress of Heaven and the goddess of love.
www.diggingsonline.com /pages/rese/magaz1ne/samp33.htm   (3553 words)

  
 Mike's History p 4 - Descent of Ishtar.
The fifth gate he bade her enter, opened it wide and removed the girdle of her body studded with birth-stones.
Through the second gate he led her out and returned to her the spangles of her hands and feet.
Through the third gate he led her out and returned to her the girdle of her body, studded with birth-stones.
www.galileolibrary.com /history/history_page_4.htm   (1104 words)

  
 Ishtar Gate, The
Elemental, elegant, and passionate poems that claim as their symbol the Ishtar Gate: a threshold between the past and the future, the old world and the new.
The Ishtar Gate, a ceremonial gate from the palace of Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon, reconstructed and housed in the Staatliche Museum, Berlin, is my personal symbol for the merging of ancient and modern culture, the old goddess-centred religions and the scholarly, rational West.
From within the Ishtar Gate, we see a canoe on a northern lake, a scene from Vermeer, a line by Sylvia Plath, a Polaroid image of a heart, a jar of orange marmalade, a frozen Aphrodite in a field of snow.
mqup.mcgill.ca /book.php?bookid=1738   (420 words)

  
 Babylon, Iraq
The most important of the standing monuments of Babylon today are the Summer and Winter Palaces of King Nebuchadnezzar II, the Ziggurat attached to it, the Street of Processions, the Lion of Babylon, and the famous Ishtar Gate.
In Akkadian times, around 2350 BC, Babylon was a small village, which in 5 or 6 centuries had grown in size and importance, mostly during the reign of the 3rd Dynasty, until it rose like a city meteor to deal the coup de grace to Sumerian authority in Mesopotamia under Amorite kings.
These brick relieves are not glazed, as the beautiful glazed-brick panels figuring bulls, and dragons and lions (symbol of Ishtar) which decorated the Gate, the Palace and the Street of Processions were all taken, prior to World War I, to Berlin by the German expedition which excavated Babylon then.
www.atlastours.net /iraq/babylon.html   (1350 words)

  
 ISHTAR
She was addressed as"Mother of the Fruitful Breast", Queen of Heaven, Light of the World, Creator of People, Mother of Deities, River of Life, Etc. The breast-offering pose suggested her function as the Goddess of all nourishment and fertility.
Ishtar, also known as Innana in Sumeria is, above all, a lunar Goddess who gives life as the waxing moon and then withdraws it as the waning moon.
The light and dark dimensions to her power, her dying and resurrected son-lover Tammuz, who annually descends to the underworld and rises again from it-all suggest a lunar mythology which revolves around the connection made between the light and dark lunar phases and rhythmic alteration of the Earth's fertility.
www.goantiques.com /detail,ishtar,1255736.html   (175 words)

  
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 The Ishtar Gate of Babylon
It houses the restored Ishtar Gate of Babylon.
This would date the gate to the time of the exile, and may have impressed our ancestors.
Scribe: An exact reproduction of the Ishtar Gate, perhaps modelled on the German version was carried out in Baghdad 50 years ago, as the entrance to the new Iraqi Museum.
www.dangoor.com /72page06.html   (868 words)

  
 DESCENT OF THE GODDESS ISHTAR INTO THE LOWER WORLD
The fifth gate he bade her enter, opened it wide, and removed the girdle of her body studded with birthstones.
The sixth gate, he bade her enter, opened it wide, and removed the spangles off her hands and feet.
Through the third gate he led her out and returned to her the girdle of her body, studded with birth-stones.
www.ancienttexts.org /library/mesopotamian/ishtar.html   (1160 words)

  
 Dinosaurs In Literature, History and Art:The Dragon of Ishtar Gate; the Dragon of Marduk, Real or Imagined? ...Page 37
"The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate may be one of Cryptozoology's strangest, yet best-documented, ancient crypids.
Dragon of the Ishtar Gate by David G Stone.
This is the actual image of the dragon on the Gate at Ishtar, which was painted on brick.
www.s8int.com /dinolit37.html   (949 words)

  
 Master Plan Museumsinsel Berlin 2015 - Concept: Ishtar Gate
Millions of coloured glazed brick fragments found at the excavations of R. Koldewey in Babylon were put back together again in Berlin to build up in their original architectural structure the walls of the Ishtar Gate and the Processional Street lying before it.
Friezes of sacred animals - the Lion of Ishtar, the Bull of Adad, the Dragon of Marduk - cover the walls in a strongly coloured relief of bricks and protected the entrance to the fortress of Babylon.
The Ishtar Gate (605-562 BC) exemplifies the monumental architecture of the cities of Ancient Mesopotamia.
www.museumsinsel-berlin.de /index.php?lang=en&page=5_1_2   (132 words)

  
 Cryptozoology.com
As for the Ishtar Dragon, or the Eastern Dragon for that matter, it was suspected to be a real animal because it was depicted next to a real animal.
Called the sirrush, the beast was part of an artwork in relief that dominated an ancient gate uncovered in 1902 by Robert Koldeway, a German professor, who was conducting excavations in the ancient city of Babylon.
Some folks in the cryptozoology field believe that the prototype for the Ishtar Dragon is the Mokele M'bembe of Africa and that the artist who carved the "sirrush" for the gate was working on eyewitness accounts of the beast.
www.cryptozoology.com /forum/topic_view_thread.php?tid=7&pid=323745   (568 words)

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