Erich Lessing

Best known in the Bible as the king who conquered Judah in 576 B.C.E. and destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem, Nebuchadnezzar also built temples and fortifications for his own city, Babylon. The Ishtar Gate, built around 575 B.C.E. on the north side of Babylon, was the eighth gate to the inner city. The gate has been reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin with the original blue-glazed tiles and bas-reliefs.