In the year 1902, a well known archaeologist from Germany Robert Koldewey, uncovered the magical Ishtar Gate, found under the remnants of Babylon, this gate was dated since the time during the rule of ruler Nebuchadnezzar, which is about 600 BC, the gate was tinted with low relief. The animals, which were portrayed on the walls of the gated, were popular amongst the locals of Babylonians, the animals included the lions and wisent, a kind of untamed ox. There are three animals, which were depicted, 1 could however not be recognized, as it displayed a legendary animal, that looked out of the place with monuments portraying known beastly animals which were modern with Babylonians.
Well Koldwey recognized one animal which was sirrush, which is a dragon; the animal can also be explained as a slim body enclosed with balance, an extended thin neck, which bears a head of serpent.
It is claimed that Emperor Nebuchadnezzar housed a Draco in the place of worship of god Bel, and the residents of Babylon adoration. At the time When Hebrew forecaster Daniel visited the place preaching about denouncing the idol worship, however King Nebuchadnezzar confronted his idea using Bel-Dragon, stating (“liveth and eateth and drinketh; you cannot say that he is no living god; so respect him.”) And angry Daniel killed the dragon in response. Well known cryptozoologists Roy P. Mackal, beside with few other people, believed that even Bible cites to Mushhushshu, even though the name differently suggested. It says in Bible( “Look at the behemoth… which feeds on grass like an ox… his tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit. His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron… Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.”) Well with this it is suggested that the existence of the great gate is referred even in the bible. Well it was very difficult to identify the Behemoth, it has been a long secrecy to theologians, and many suggest that Behemoth suggests to hippopotamus, however according to Mackal, the description could be of a slurped huge dinosaur. In few translations of the same passage, the description ends with the sentence that “his nose pierceth through snares;” which looks closely like a rhinoceros horn.
Various well known Cryptozoologists, such as Willy Ley, Mackal, Bernard Heuvelmans, supports the hypothesis which states mushhushshu could be recognized already, at smallest amount in certain parts. It is believed that the Babylonians have gone through into the parts of equatorial Africa. And in Africa, cryptozoologists have heard several stories about captured specimens or 2 of the Mokele Mbembe, or it is also called as the Congo ‘Dragon’. It is actually is considered to be the depiction on the entrance of Mushhushshu. However the inspirations be considered more representative and fewer factual. In one of the complicated myths of Mesopotamia, the cheaf Eshnunna,state of Tishpak, overpowered Mushhushshu in a war and made him a slave. This is why the dragon became his victory sign, and subsequent to Eshnunna was captured and incorporated as an element of the city of Babylon, also served as an almighty who was Marduk, and now Mushhushshu was transferred to the god and he was the owner. This is why the draco is considered to be the representation of Marduk or Babylon.
Well the Ishtar gate a brief appearance of the ancient Greek artistic representation of the rich tradition and culture of the settlement.