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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. 

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