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The dragon of the Ishtar Gate

L. Sprague De Camp

The dragon of the Ishtar Gate

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Published by Donning in Norfolk, Va .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementL. Sprague de Camp.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3507.E2344 D7 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination341 p. :
Number of Pages341
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3485491M
ISBN 100898651964
LC Control Number82005024
OCLC/WorldCa8347042


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The dragon of the Ishtar Gate by L. Sprague De Camp Download PDF EPUB FB2

A fantastic and well-researched historical adventure by Appendix N author L. Sprague de Camp in which the Persian King Xerxes sends an expedition to seek for the legendary sirrush - the type of dragon depicted on the Ishtar Gate - at the source of the Nile River.

The expedition is led by the close friends, the Greek Myron and the Persian Bessas/5. The King wishes immortality and to that end tasks Bessas to find items that make an immortality potion, including the blood of a dragon and the ear of a king. *** The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate is a swashbuckling historical novel with larger-than-life characters, set in a detailed historical background that only a scholar such as de Camp can create/5(10).

A highly imaginative and fun to read adventure up the Nile River The Dragon Of The Ishtar Gatein the time of the Persian Empires. It is an interesting story but it has been told before (or after) by others. Does not have new data for the reader. I have discussed this book in a review of the paperback edition, /5(9).

The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate is a swashbuckling historical novel with larger-than-life characters, set in a detailed historical background that only a scholar such as de Camp can s: 1.

Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small commission for each book sold through our affiliate partners. Recommended By Numerous educational institutions recommend us, including Oxford University, Michigan State University, and University of Minnesota. This Striding Snake Dragon of Marduk at one time decorated the Ishtar Gate which began the procession to the great temple of Marduk for about half a mile.

The dragon is decorated in molded glazed bricks, The dragon of the Ishtar Gate book its scaly body of a dragon, head of a snake.

Snake-Dragon, Symbol of Marduk, the Patron God of Babylon. Panel from the Ishtar Gate. Detroit Institute of Arts. Image source. The sculptural reliefs of lions, aurochs, and dragons representing powerful deities sent a powerful message to all who entered the great gate – that Babylon was protected and defended by the gods, and one would be wise not to challenge it.

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The King wishes immortality and to that end tasks Bessas to find The dragon of the Ishtar Gate book that make an immortality potion, including the blood of a dragon and the ear of a king.

*** The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate is a swashbuckling historical novel with larger-than-life characters, set in a detailed historical background that only a scholar such as de.

Ishtar Gate, Babylon Molded, Glazed Bricks. The mythical Dragon of Marduk with scaly body, serpent's head, viper's horns, front feet of a feline, hind feet of a bird, and a scorpion's tail, was sacred to the god Marduk, principal deity of Babylon.

The striding dragon was a portion of the decoration of one of the gates of the city of Babylon. The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate is a swashbuckling historical novel with larger-than-life characters, set in a detailed historical background that only a scholar like de Camp can : ​Phoenix Pick.

*** The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate is a swashbuckling historical novel with larger-than-life characters, set in a detailed historical background that only a scholar such as de Camp can create.

Genre/Form: Historical fiction Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: De Camp, L. Sprague (Lyon Sprague), Dragon of the Ishtar Gate.

The chamber of the wizard --The rim of the world --The gate of the Gods --The shrine of the sleepless one --The temple of the harlots --The tower of the snail --The valley of thieves --The fish-tailed god --The white castle --The city of the dead --The isle of the elephant --The courts of Kush --The river of darkness --The Pestilential plain --The hills of iron --The land of the eaters --The mountains of the moon --The.

THE DRAGON OF THE ISHTAR GATE by L. Sprague de Camp | Kirkus Reviews A prolific writer of science, science fiction, and historical novels has set this adventure in the time of Xerxes. A prolific. The seven 'gates' Ishtar passes through find their exact counterpart in the gates described in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Similar gates are also described in chapter 30 of the Book of Sa-Heti, published in full on this website, but there they are 12 in number, not 7. Cover: The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate by Roy G. Krenkel Notes: • "A Lancer Book • " • No other date, printing or number line • The artist is not credited, the last two initials of Krenkel's 'signature' are visible on the artwork • Cover printed in the US, book in Canada.

The King wishes immortality and to that end tasks Bessas to find items that make an immortality potion, including the blood of a dragon and the ear of a king.

The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate is a swashbuckling historical novel with larger-than-life characters, set in a detailed historical background that only a scholar like de Camp can : ​Phoenix Pick. A dragon is just one of the many creatures that adorn Babylon’s Ishtar Gate.

lions, dragons, and bulls, arranged in tiers. Although Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of love, fertility, and war. The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate is a swashbuckling historical novel with larger-than-life characters, set in a detailed historical background that only a scholar like de Camp can create.

Ishtar Gate, enormous burnt-brick entryway located over the main thoroughfare in the ancient city of Babylon (now in Iraq). Built about bc, it became the eighth fortified gate in the Ishtar Gate was more than 38 feet (12 metres) high and was decorated with glazed brick reliefs, in tiers, of dragons and young bulls.

The gate itself was a double one, and on its south side was a vast. In the late s, a science writer by the name of Willie Ley began research the Sirrush in Babylonian art history, and found that not only does it appear in.

"The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate may be one of Cryptozoology's strangest, yet best-documented, ancient crypids. This two and a half millennium old depiction is so unusual that many treat it as a chimera, an impossible combination of animals that could never have existed in nature.

While the Ishtar Gate is the source most often cited when referencing the mushhushshu there is at least one written account of the Babylonian 'dragon'. In the Apocrypha, a collection of stories excluded from the Protestant Bible, is found the Book of Bel and the Dragon. The Great Gate of Ishtar: A door to wonder The Great Gate of Ishtar which stood at the entrance to Babylon has inspired awe since the 6th Century BC.

Amanda Ruggeri finds out why. The last of extinct large mammals. It was a real creature and even recounted in the book bel and the dragon, in which Daniel of the Bible kills king Cyrus dragon that was kept as an idol.

I think you have to read the Descent of Ishtar to understand the Gate. Miss Bunny Swan. User ID: Slovenia 12/15/ AM Report Abusive Post.

The Ishtar Gate dragons, for those who maintain dragons were a kind of "dinosaur" that survived extinction, are signifcant however, in that they cast doubt on the theory that all dragon legends stem from the discovery of fossil bones by ancient man.

I Made $, by Deleting the Internet - Startup Company gameplay - Let's Game It Out - Duration: Let's Game It Out 3, views. The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate of the city of Babylon (in present day Iraq) and was the main entrance into the great city.

It was a sight to behold; the gate was covered in lapis lazuli glazed bricks which would have rendered the façade with a jewel-like shine. Alternating rows of bas relief lions, dragons, and aurochs representing. THE DRAGONS OF BABYLON (posted 21 June ) In discussing the Ishtar Gate (please refer to the companion essay on The Wonders of Babylon) we mentioned three animals that are depicted there for the purpose of inspiring awe: The Lion, the Aurochs Bull, and the Marduk Dragon.

Dragon of the Ishtar Gate Inarchaeologists unearthed the remains of the infamous city of Babylon, including its fabled Ishtar Gate.

The Gate's most intruiging feature is a relief carved in the stone, depicting two creatures. Built about BC, it became the eighth fortified gate in the city. The Ishtar Gate was more than 38 feet (12 meters) high and was decorated with glazed brick reliefs, in tiers, of dragons and young bulls.

The gate itself was a double one, and on its south side was a vast antechamber. The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate by L. Sprague de Camp. First edition in red cloth with gilt stamped spine and cover, jacket art by Charles McCurry.

Printed with incorrect maps on end papers, so corrected map laid in by publisher. This is "A historical novel about King Xerxes". Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.

(), Rating: % positive. Bessas of Zariaspa is a young officer in the Immortals regiment, sworn to protect and obey his King at all costs. The King wishes immortality and to that end tasks Bessas to find items that make an immortality potion, including the blood of a drag.

21 Jan - Explore ellietarratt's board "Ishtar Gate project" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Ancient mesopotamia, Ancient near east and Ancient civilizations pins. The Ishtar Gate book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. An architectural reconstruction in the Near Eastern Wing of the Staatliche /5(5).

Ishtar Gate. The Ishtar Gate was the entrance for the most important route into the city. It was dedicated to Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of love and war. It measured more than 38ft (12m) high and was built during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II using mud bricks.

Dragon of Marduk. The Ishtar Gate was constructed by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II. It was the eighth gate of the city of Babylon and was the main entrance into the city. That was the reason for the gate. The Ishtar gate was dedicated to the Goddess Ishtar, which is another name for the planet Venus.

hello hi ola Asked in Babylon When was The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate created. The Ishtar gate was dedicated to the Babylon goddess Ishtar.

Ishtar was the goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex. On the gate there are three types of animals a lion, dragon, and a bull. The lion is represented of the goddess Ishtar.

The other two the bull and the dragon Nebuchadnezzar had put in to pay homage to two other gods. This gate-- which, of course, would only be opened for the friendly-- is at the end of a long processional way lined with beautiful lions that speak very clearly of pride, of power, and of Nebuchadnezzar's rule.

DR. BETH HARRIS: The lions that we see on the processional way represent Ishtar, one of the Babylonian goddesses, the goddess of war.