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Babylon

Babylon consists of three mounds: Kasr, which means castle; Babil; Amran Ibn'Ali; and Djumdjuma (Jastrow 1915, p 27).
Procession StreetBuilt for cultic and military use, the Procession Street ran out of Babylon from the Ishtar Gate to the building where new year festivities were held. It was 300m long, 16m wide and was decorated with brick reliefs of the lion (the sacred animal of Ishtar) on both walls.
Lions in Relief604-582 BC The Lions in Relief (Aslan Kabartmalari in Turkish) are colorful glazed brick reliefs built for the walls of Babylon's Procession Street during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II.
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