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====Nebuchadnezzar II’s Building Projects====
[[File: Ishtar_Gate.jpg|250px|thumbnail|left|The Ishtar Gate of Nebuchadnezzar II Now in the Berlin Museum]]
Once Nebuchadnezzar II had secured his dynasty’s empire's boundaries, he was free to pursue more peaceful endeavors in Babylon. For several decades before Nebuchadnezzar II came to power, Babylon had languished, with many of its once great monuments falling into ruin.