Ishtar Gate

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Availability: remaining (2 pcs.)
Category: Terrain
  • Description


The Ishtar Gate is a model that is a copy of the original gate. Wikipedia says that the Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the gate was constructed using glazed brick with alternating rows of bas-relief lions, dragons and aurochs (bulls), symbolizing the goddess Ishtar, the gods Marduk and Adad respectively.

This gate dates from the 6th century BC and perfectly fits Ancient world, Antiquity and Mesopotamia landscapes. It’s compatible with 15 mm miniatures of 1/72 scale.

Miniatures and war machines can be placed on the towers, at the top of the gates and in internal areas (the back part of the wall can be opened)

The Ishtar Gate is made of durable cardboard of 1.5 millimeters thick; it has double-sided full-color printing and embossing. So you have no need to paint this terrain because it has nice and realistic exterior pictures and detailed interiors.

Note that through the material of the model (cardboard) you can modify it or turn it to a ruined or a burned out building.

The model could be easily assembled without glue or scissors. It is provided with step-by-step instructions (they are language independent and full of pictures).

Together with this kit you also receive 36 flat cardboard miniatures (25 mm): 4 horses and real historical characters. Their appearance and clothes completely copies what inhabitants of Babylon looked like in the 6th century BC.

Compatibility with game systems: Fantasy or historical game settings, 15 mm: Field of Glory, Impetus, De Bellis Antiquitatis, Hail Caesar, Ancient battles, DBMM (De Bellis Magistorum Militum)

Type Terrain
Scale 15 mm
Assembling not assemled
Material Cardboard
Manufacturer UMBUM
Shipping weight 1 kg
Contents 24 details, an assembly instruction
Size of the assembled model (L*W*H) 390x195x145 mm or 15x8x6 inches

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