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Babylonian Tile (Beast)
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View of a tile representation of a mythological beast.  Note particularly the serpent like head and the bird–like claws on the rear feet.  This panel dates to the days of the Neo–Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II (605–562 B.C.—the conqueror of Jerusalem).  This, and the others, lined the processional way that led from the Ishtar Gate to the sanctuary where the New Years Festival was held in the ancient city of Babylon (Iraq)!

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Image from the Zondervan Atlas of the Bible, p. 172. To view/use additional images from the Atlas Click Here.