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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."

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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: 30 November 2023]

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