The World On My Doorstep

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The Ishtar Gate

on March 8, 2014

postcards2_2_2This stunning card comes from Milad in Iraq and was my first from the country! It shows the Ishtar Gate – the eighth gate to the Inner City of Babylon and built c.575BC! Originally, the gate was considered one of the seven wonders of the world, but was later replaced with the Lighthouse of Alexandria in the 3rd century BC. This site here, despite being only a replica of the original (which is now displayed in a museum in Berlin, according to Milad), is considered a UNESCO site. Fantastic card!

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