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Northwest Palace at Kalhu

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Oct 11, 2018 10:41 AM History
A palace constructed at Kalḫu (Nimrud) by Assurnasirpal II, likely completed between 865 and 869 BCE. The palace was the king's primary residence and the administrative center of the Assyrian Empire until Sargon II moved the imperial capital to Dur Sharrukin in 706 BCE.

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architectural complex


The Northwest Palace at Kalhu was targeted for intentional destruction by terrorist organizations in April 2015. ASOR's reporting documents the destruction of the site.

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Gabriel Mckee, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Northwest Palace at Kalhu: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 31 October 2020]

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