ISHTAR GATE - enjoy a crafting activity, make a paper model of the Ishtar Gate from our kit and see how one of the inner gates of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon could have looked like.
LEVEL - intermediate
Give yourself enough time to enjoy the process and achieve the best result!PRINTED KIT - CUT, FOLD, GLUE! This model comes unassembled, delivered flat-packed in a large envelope.
What's inside? 7 sturdy A4 size paper sheets with the artwork, cutting and scoring lines printed on. You will need to cut, score, fold and glue the parts in order to assemble the model according to the set-up instructions which come with the kit.
Things which are not included, but you'll need in order to assemble the model: time & patience, a hobby knife, a ruler, a cutting mat or hard surface to work on, white glue (PVA). Some other things might be helpful: a pointed stylus, tweezers and scissors. See what tools we recommend.
A FEW LINES ABOUT THIS LANDMARK
The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, it was constructed in 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II. The model is partly based on the reconstruction on display in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.