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Dur-Šarrukin Archive 1

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Thomas Seidler Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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Three tiers of niches were found in Room H 5 (on the northwestern side of Forecourt I) of the Nabû temple at Dur-Šarrukin, the short-lived capital of the Assyrian king Sargon II (721–705 BC). Fragments of clay tablets and inscribed prisms in these niches suggest that a temple library was located here. The empty niches might be a result of the move of the capital to Nineveh under Sennacherib (704–681 BC) or of the use of perishable writing materials.

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Thomas Seidler, 'Dur-Šarrukin Archive 1: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 13 April 2024]

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