Magic Lantern Slide: Bas-relief image of animal in wall [Babylon]

This photograph by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows the historic site of Babylon. This image records the Ishtar Gate with a detail of an animal in bas-relief, possibly a dragon representing the god Marduk. 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.
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Social and industrial history
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Magic Lantern Slide: Bas-relief image of animal in wall [Babylon]
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Lantern Slide: Bas-relief image of animal in wall
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
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World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
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United Kingdom
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glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'M 600' on top edge; handwritten 'S.C.P. 600' on masking strip

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