Video: Why is the Ishtar Gate Blue?

By Sasha Martin
08/11/2020

For today’s Object History post we offer up our second curator-led short talk to wade into the waters of understanding the use of color and material in ancient Babylonia.


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In this video, curator Anastasia Amrhein looks closely at several objects in the exhibition to answer a question that has been raised by many visitors to A Wonder to Behold-- "Why is the Ishtar Gate blue?"