The Eighth Gate of Babylon
The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city and the hanging gardens of Babylon. Constructed about 575 BCE, it was part of a grand walled processional avenue leading into the city. The walls were finished in glazed bricks, mostly blue, with animals and deities that are moulded and coloured differently. I had the opportunity to visit and wonder at the grandeur of the ancient processions that must have filed through this beautiful gate.