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Khorsabad ziggurat

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Mar 08, 2023 11:02 AM 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.

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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, 2023 <> [accessed: 04 March 2024]

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