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Tarbiṣu

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Feb 07, 2018 06:25 AM History
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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.

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.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/30774368

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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 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/30774368> [accessed: 15 August 2020]

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