Assur Relief, Officer conducts 2 Judeans to the King. Detail of the Assyrian conquest of the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq) now in British Museum, London
In the early century German archaeologists transported the original Ishtar Gate from Babylon, Iraq, to a Berlin museum. In the the Saddam Hussein regime reconstructed this two-thirds size replica at the entrance to the site.