The Excavations at Babylon (Classic Reprint)


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The excavations were commenced on March 26, 1899, on the east side of the Kasr to the north of the Ishtar Gate. At my first stay in Babylon, June 3 - 4, 1887, and again on my second visit, December 29 - 31, 1897, I saw a number of fragments of enamelled brick reliefs, of which I took several with me to Berlin. The peculiar beauty of these fragments and their importance for the history of art was duly recognised by His Excellency R. Schone, who was then director-general of the Royal Museums, and this strengthened our decision to excavate the capital of the world empire of Babylonia.

By the end of 1899 the Procession Street of Marduk was opened up as far as the north-east corner of the Principal Citadel and a cross-cut was driven through the north front of the Principal Citadel.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Robert Koldewey


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780266801047

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm

Page Count - 373

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