The Ishtar Gate on display is the smaller of two gates erected in Babylon around 575 BC. The gate is constructed of bright blue ceramic tile that was excavated in the 1930s; one wonders how they dug this out. This gate is roughly 45 feet high, and extends through a long gallery. The larger gate is in storage.
I trained as an artist by spending twenty years in software development after decades of art studies and degrees in art and philosophy. I particularly like classic subject matter and drawing combined with new materials.