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Nineveh Archive 1

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Thomas Seidler, 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 18, 2022 04:20 PM History
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The Palace of Sennacherib (South-Palace Palace) at Nineveh remained in use until the Assyrian capital was captured, looted, and destroyed in 612 BC. Numerous tablets discovered in Rooms XL and XLI, as well as in some of the adjoining rooms, nineteenth-century British excavators unearthed the remains of a library, including many clay tablets inscribed with literary texts. During the reign of Ashurbanipal (r. 668–ca. 631 BC), the last great king of Assyria, the tablets found in this archive repository were probably part of his tablet collection.

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This archive is located in the South-West PalaceExact findspots do not exist for tablets from nineteenth-century excavations. J.E. Reade (RLA 9 p. 421 §17) states the following about this archive repository: “The major find of tablets was inside Rooms 40-41 of the South-West Palace, where a layer of them 30 cm or deeper 'entirely filled' the floor (Layard 1853, 67 f.). This would amount to 28 cubic meters, clearly too high a figure since it is more than double the space now allocated to storing the K tablets individually in boxes on museum shelves, but it confirms that the bulk of the collection came from this area.”


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Thomas Seidler, Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Nineveh Archive 1: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/598863784> [accessed: 28 January 2023]

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