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Part of the impressive Ishtar Gate to the inner city of Babylon in Iraq. It dates from around 580 BC and was excavated in 1930 and reassembled in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, using the original bricks. The gate's construction was ordered by King Nebuchadnezzar II. I never noticed when I took this, but it looks like two 35 mm film strips. Also the top row looks to be in much better condition than the lower part. Probably because people couldn't reach up there. More information in these Wikipedia links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar_Gate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pergamon_Museum

Some parts of the museum closed in September 2014 for reconstruction and won't reopen until 2023. For once, I was in the right place at the right time.

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