metaphorge: (ardanarishvara)

DSCF0116, originally uploaded by metaphorge.

Detail of the Ishtar Gate from ancient Babylon, reconstructed at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

Saddam was building a replica of this at its original site in Iraq. Guess it isn't going to be finished now.

metaphorge: (the box)

DSCF0179, originally uploaded by metaphorge.

From the Museum für Islamische Kunst, part of the Pergamon Museum on the MuseumInsel in Berlin.

February 2010

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