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Khorsabad Gate 7

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Dec 28, 2020 09:22 AM History
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This undecorated gate is the southernmost city gate of the northwest wall of Dūr-Šarrukīn ("Fort Sargon"), the capital of the Assyrian Empire constructed by Sargon II (r. 721–705 BC).

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    • Gate 7 (English, AD 1800 - AD 2099)

gate (of a city), city gate


This gate has been tentatively identified as the Anu Gate (Laura Battini, Jamie Novotny, Beate Pongratz-Leisten), the Ištar Gate (Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Alexander Sollee), and the Mullissu Gate (Andreas Fuchs). 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 7 remains open to debate. Since one expects a grand, decorated entranceway to be associated with the goddess Ištar, it is unlikely that Gate 7 would have been dedicated to this important goddess and, thus, it is more likely to have been named after the god Anu (or the goddess Mullissu).

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Khorsabad Gate 7: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 11 December 2023]

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