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Khorsabad Gate 4

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The Bēlet-ilī Gate, the eighth of the eight city gates of Dūr-Šarrukīn mentioned in Sargon II’s royal inscriptions, might be identified as undecorated Khorsabad Gate 4, the southernmost entrance on the southeast wall.

Because there is no one-to-one correlation between Sargon’s inscriptions and available archaeological evidence, the proposed identification of the Bēlet-ilī Gate with Khorsabad Gate 4 remains open to debate. Alternative locations have been suggested: decorated Gate 3 and undecorated Gate 5. Because one expects a plain gate to be named after Bēlet-ilī, Gate 4 seems to be the most plausible suggested location for the Bēlet-ilī Gate, especially since the listing of the gates of Dūr-Šarrukīn in textual sources is counterclockwise around the city, starting with the Šamaš Gate, which has been tentatively identified as decorated Gate 3.

Khorsabad Gate 4

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  • Neo-Assyrian/Babylonian Middle East (720–540 BC) (confident)

Proleptic Julian years prior to establishment of the Gregorian calendar

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