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Šūhi Canal Gate

a Pleiades place resource

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The Neo-Babylonian kings Nabopolassar (r. 625–605 BC) and Nebuchadnezzar II (r. 604–562 BC) constructed an outer wall around the eastern side of Babylon. That mudbrick wall is reported to have had 120 towers and 5 entrances, including the Šūhi Canal Gate. This access point to the city was probably located on the northeastern stretch of the wall.

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unlocated, gate (of a city), city gate


According to a text that might have been drawn up as an aide-memoire for Nebuchadnezzar II, the Babylonian king who completed the outer eastern wall of Babylon, the Šūhi Canal Gate is the first of the five gates and, presumably, the northernmost. The “City Walls of Babylon C” text records that there were twelve towers from the bank of the Euphrates River to the Šūhi Canal Gate and twenty-six towers between it and the next gate, the Madānu Canal Gate

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Jamie Novotny, 'Šūhi Canal Gate: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 01 December 2023]

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