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Quay Gate

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Feb 09, 2018 02:11 PM History
Nineveh's western wall had seven (or eight) gates: the Quay Gate was the fourth gate from the northern city wall. The Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib constructed it and gave it the Akkadian ceremonial name Mušēribat-miširti-dadmē, which means "The One Who Brings in Income from the Settlements."

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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unlocated, gate (of a city), city gate


The gate is mentioned in Akkadian inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib dating to 697-691 B.C.  Some texts state that it was the second gate of the western stretch of wall, while others report that it was the seventh gate of the ten north- and west-facing gates.

The gate’s exact location is not known, but an aerial photograph of Nineveh taken in 1929 may indicate that the Quay Gate was about 400 m south of the citadel mound (Kuyunjik) and approximately 1,950 m south of the northwest corner of the city. That proposed location of the gate is now immediately south of a major modern street; a building is erected on that spot according to recent Google satellite imagery.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Quay Gate: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 06 July 2020]

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