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Khorsabad ziggurat

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jan 03, 2021 01:42 PM History
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The eighth-century-BC Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721–705 BC) had a temple-tower built on the palace terrace of his new capital, Dūr-Šarrukīn (modern Khorsabad). The ziggurat was located at the northern end of the temple sector, which was accessible from Sargon’s palace, through the Courtyard XV.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/643754200

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The base of the ziggurat measured 43x43 m. The ancient name of the building is not known.


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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Khorsabad ziggurat: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/643754200> [accessed: 17 October 2021]

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