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German Archaeologists excavated the ruins of Babylon and reconstructed the Ishtar Gate and Processional way in Berlin in 1930 using the original bricks. Considering how close Islamic State got to capturing Baghdad just to the north of the ruined city of Babylon, the gate was much safer in Berlin. It was originally built by Assyrian King Nebuchadnezzar II in 575 BC.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar_Gate

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