Magic Lantern Slide: The Ishtar Gate (1), Babylon

This photograph by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows the historic site of Babylon, featuring the Ishtar Gate. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. He visited several archaeological and historical sites and photographed them to record his experiences.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: The Ishtar Gate (1), Babylon
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'V 598 Ishtar Gate' on top edge; handwritten 'The Ishtar Gate (1) Babylon. / A.O. Rowden / S.C.P. 598' on masking strips
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Country
United Kingdom
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Lantern Slide: The Ishtar Gate (1), Babylon