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Negub tunnel

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 29, 2018 12:16 PM History
The Negub tunnel was part of an irrigation system that supported the Assyrian royal city of Nimrud.

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.

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  • Tebiltu (Akkadian, 1000 BC - 540 BC)



The canal/tunnel was constructed by the early Neo-Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II when he moved the administrative capital of Assyrian from Ashur to Calah. It was rebuilt by the 7th-century B.C. king Esarhaddon.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Negub tunnel: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 07 July 2020]

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