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Khorsabad Citadel Gate B

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Dec 28, 2020 09:25 AM History
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This decorated gate was the principal entrance to the citadel of Dūr-Šarrukīn ("Fort Sargon"), the capital of the Assyrian Empire constructed by Sargon II (r. 721–705 BC).

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gate (of a city), city gate


This gate has been tentatively identified as the Anu Gate (Alexander Sollee). Because there is no one-to-one correlation between Sargon’s inscriptions and available archaeological evidence, the proposed identification of the ancient name of Khorsabad Citadel Gate B remains open to debate. Since the gates of the city wall are named in Sargon’s  inscriptions, it is unlikely that the Anu Gate was part of the citadel wall.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Khorsabad Citadel Gate B: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 22 February 2024]

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