The Ishtar Gate Was The 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World

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The Ishtar Gate was built by constructed by King Nebuchadnezzar II in 575 BCE. It was one of eight gates built of the inner city of Babylon which today is Iraq. This gate was the main entrance into the great city of Babylon. The Ishtar Gate was so well known that it made the list of the seven wonders of the ancient world, but was later replaced with the lighthouse of Alexandra. Some people to this day still say that the Gate of Ishtar should still be one of the seven wonders. What makes this gate so wonderful and great that it used to be considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world? The Ishtar gate was dedicated to the Babylon goddess Ishtar. Ishtar was the goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex. On the gate there are three types of animals a lion, dragon, and a bull. The lion is represented of the goddess Ishtar. The other two the bull and the dragon Nebuchadnezzar had put in to pay homage to two other gods. The young bull represented Adad and the dragon represented Marduk. Adad was the god of the weather and Marduk was the national god of Babylon. The goddess Ishtar is a Mesopotamian goddess that stands for war and sexual love. In the Sumerian tradition the goddess Ishtar takes the role as a fertility figure. But she is also a much more complex character she is always surrounded by death and disaster within her myths. The Akkadian Ishtar was the protector of prostitutes and the patroness of the alehouse. Her worship in this religion

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