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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Feb 07, 2018 06:25 AM History
Tarbiṣu, now modern Sherif Khan, was an Assyrian city located about 5 kilometers north of Nineveh. It was the principal cult center of the god Nergal in Assyria. Starting in the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Tarbiṣu was a royal city and one of the primary residences of the Assyrian crown prince, who was trained in the art of kingship in the palace built there.

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The palace (the so-called "House of Succession" or "Small Palace") and the temple of the god Nergal (Egallammes) have been partially uncovered. Excavations were conducted in 1850, 1852, and 1968-69.

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Jamie Novotny, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Tarbiṣu: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 03 October 2023]

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