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Barhalzi Gate

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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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."

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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: 07 June 2023]

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