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Barhalzi 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 10, 2018 09:06 AM History
Nineveh's western wall had seven (or eight) gates: the Barhalzi Gate was the sixth gate from the northern city wall. The Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib constructed it sometime between 694 and 691 B.C. and gave it the Akkadian ceremonial name Anum-nāṣir-napištīya, which means "The God Anu Is the Protector of My Life."

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 an Akkadian inscription of the Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib dating to 691 B.C. and, therefore, must have been built sometime between mid-694 and early 691. In that text, the Barhalzi Gate is the sixth gate of the western stretch of wall; the gates are listed from north to south.

The gate’s approximate location is based an aerial photograph of Nineveh taken in 1929 and Corona satellite imagery (1967-68). The Barhalzi Gate might have been located about 3,200 m from the northwestern corner of Nineveh and 1,000 m from the southern corner of the city.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Barhalzi Gate: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 12 August 2020]

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