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Khorsabad Gate 6

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 Dec 27, 2020 01:04 PM History
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This decorated gate is the northernmost city gate of the southwest wall of Dūr-Šarrukīn ("Fort Sargon"), the capital of the Assyrian Empire constructed by Sargon II (r. 721–705 BC).

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/460169768

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    • Gate 6 (English, AD 1800 - AD 2099)

gate (of a city), city gate

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This gate has been tentatively identified as the Anu Gate (Andreas Fuchs), the Ea Gate (Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Alexander Sollee), and the Ištar Gate (Laura Battini, Jamie Novotny). 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 Gate 6 remains open to debate. Since one expects a grand, decorated entranceway to be associated with the goddess Ištar, Gate 6 might have been dedicated to this important goddess, rather than to the god Anu or the god Ea.


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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Khorsabad Gate 6: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/460169768> [accessed: 13 May 2021]

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