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New Palace at Assur

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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The Middle Assyrian king Tukultī-Ninurta I (1233–1197 BC) built himself a new royal residence at Assur. That palace, which went by the Sumerian name Elugalumunkurkurra (“House of the King, Lord of the Lands”), covered an area of about 27000 m². After Tukultī-Ninurta I’s reign, the so-called “New Palace” was no longer maintained and, thus, fell into ruins.

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One inscription of Tukultī-Ninurta I (RIAo Tukulti-Ninurta I 03) describes the work on the "New Palace" as follows:

"At that time I delineated [in the midst] of my city, Aššur, (the region which stretches) [from] the ziggurat of the god Adad [my lord] to the Craftsman’s Gate, [on the] north [side, extensive] house-plots, far-flung regions, (and) much terrain. Eighty mušaru down its foundation pit I reached bedrock. [...] I erected ... its sanctuary with limestone [and bricks]. I made its foundation as strong [as] the base of a mountain. (Thus) [I built] (as a place for the exercise) of my rule Elugalumunkurkurra, [a palace], my royal residence [and rooms] for all the [great] gods. I constructed (it) from top [to bottom and] deposited my [monumental inscriptions]."


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Jamie Novotny, 'New Palace at Assur: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/281201084> [accessed: 30 January 2023]

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