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The Ishtar gate from Babylon is made out of beautiful blue tiles. The walls of the gate is covered in lions but tamed to show the power of the ruler Nebuchadnezzar II. It says a lot about how he ruled with the lions and how much power he had but didn't have to prove it to anyone. I'm sure this was beautiful to see in the middle of the desert with all the colors and how it stands out. 

Striding lion, Unknown, 604 B.C. - 561 B.C., From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Warrior, Unknown, 5th century B.C., From the collection of: Cincinnati Art Museum
Head of Aphrodite ("The Bartlett Head" ), Unknown, about 330 B.C. - 300 B.C., From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Storage Jar with Achilles and Ajax Gaming, Attributed to Leagros Group (Greek (Attic), active 525 - 500 B.C.), about 510 B.C., From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
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