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Palace of Adad-nārārī III

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jan 19, 2021 09:53 AM History
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The Assyrian king Adad-nārārī III (r. 810-783 BC) constructed a palace for himself at Kalhu (biblical Calah, modern Nimrud). This royal residence, whose walls were covered with white plaster and painted with geometric and floral motifs, was built immediately to the south of the palace of his great-grandfather Ashurnasirpal II (r. 883–859 BC).

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This palace was excavated in 1993 under the direction of Muzahim Mahmud Hussein. The palace of Adad-nārārī III (r. 810-783 BC), together with the Upper Chambers, have been described as exceptional. Julian Reade (2011: 117) has suggested that "This strange elevated building would have been an appropriate residence for Sammu-ramat, Adad-nirari’s mother, who clearly had great power during at least the early years of her son’s reign. It would be an example of a palace built specifically for a member of the royal family." The walls of the palace are reported to have been thick, covered with white plaster, and painted with geometric and floral motifs.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Palace of Adad-nārārī III: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 30 September 2023]

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