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A well preserved column showing the details of the capital of the columns in Persepolis - Google-haku

Gudea, prince of Lagash, 2120 B.C, Louvre. Lagash was one of the oldest cities of the Ancient Near East. It was an important Sumerian city in the late millennium BC. Lagash is located northwest of the junction of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers.

"The Ishtar Gate or Lions Gate of Ancient Babylon, one of the best preserved ancient artifact in the world." www.bradtguides.com

The Ishtar Gate or Lions Gate of Ancient Babylon, one of the best preserved ancient artifact in the world. I was fortunate to see it at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

The city of Ur was one of the most important Sumerian city states in ancient Mesopotamia during the 3rd millennium BC.  One of best preserved and most spectacular remains of this ancient city is

This is an example of a ziggurat located in ancient Mesopotamia. They had many functions. The top of them was a place to worship gods and they were the beginning of public buildings when civilizations were being created. (Comment by original pinner.

The Lion is the symbol of Babylon, and represents Ishtar, the goddess of fertility, love and war. Meant not only to symbolise Babylon, but to instill fear in enemies, it seems fitting that a single stone lion, albeit poorly preserved, is the only true remainder of Babylon that stands in Iraq today.

Ancient glazed tiles from the gates of ancient Babylon (Iraq) depict a lion. The Lion is the symbol of Babylon, and represents Ishtar, the goddess of fertility, love and war.

The Royal Tombs of Ur, which date back more than 4,500 years. Also  visible in the background is the world’s largest, oldest, and  best-preserved ziggurat. Photo: nathanm (Flickr)

The Royal Tombs of Ur, which date back more than years. Also visible in the background is the world’s largest, oldest, and best-preserved ziggurat.

С тремя дочерьми Нефертити и Эхнатон изображены на рельефе, который тоже находится в Берлине. Солнечный диск с лучами-руками осеняет царскую семью.

Ancient Egypt: a "house altar" depicting Akhenaten, Nefertiti with three of their daughters by Lenka P,

Seated statue of Gudea, 2150–2100 B.C. Neo-Sumerian period, southern Mesopotamia. Diorite.:

Seated statue of Gudea, BC; Neo-Sumerian period Probably Tello (ancient Girsu), southern Mesopotamia Diorite

Head of King Gudea, Lagash ruler. Neo-Sumerian ca. 2090 B.C. Mesopotamia, probably from Girsu (modern Tello)

Head of Gudea Period: Neo-Sumerian Date: ca. 2090 B. Geography: Mesopotamia, probably from Girsu (modern Tello) Culture: Neo-Sumerian Medium: Diorite Gallery 403

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