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Glazed-brick tile mosaic of Persian bull,  from Babylons Ishtar Gate
23-OCT-2004 Andrys Basten

Glazed-brick tile mosaic of Persian bull, from Babylon's Ishtar Gate

Now at the Nat'l Archaeological Museums, this is from Babylon's main entrance, from the reign of
Nebuchadnezzar II (605 - 562 BC).  Part of a hallway with lions on one side, bulls and
mythical beasts on the other, this was my favorite.  Hooves outside brick are a nice touch.

Canon PowerShot S400
1/8s f/3.5 at 12.9mm full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Andrys Basten21-Nov-2011 08:02
Guest,
It IS a beautiful piece !
Guest 21-Nov-2011 04:02
stunning!
Guest 14-Jan-2010 22:52
this is great i am in 6th grade and this is the perfect image for my report awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest 15-Apr-2009 17:55
Hmmmm.......... I wonder.....
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