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The Gate of All Nations, referring to subjects of the empire, consisted of a grand hall that was a square of approximately 25 metres (82 ft) in length, with four columns and its entrance on the Western Wall.
A pair of lamassus, bulls with the heads of bearded men, stand by the western threshold. Another pair, with wings and a Persian Head (Gopät-Shäh), stands by the eastern entrance, to reflect the power of the empire.
A lamassu is an Assyrian protective deity, often depicted as having a human's head, a body of an ox or a lion, and bird's wings.

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  • Copyright: federico ce (federico) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 524 W: 0 N: 700] (6109)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2016-11-22
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/1.1, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2017-02-13 6:41
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