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Conjectural location of the Šibaniba Gate

a Pleiades location resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Feb 13, 2018 11:37 PM History
The representative, estimated location of the gate is based on Reade, RLAss 9 (2000), 390 fig. 1, and Reade (2016), 51 (fig. 10).

gate (of a city), city gate

{ "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 43.1668081, 36.3718555 ] }




  • Neo-Assyrian/Babylonian Middle East (720–540 BC) (confident)

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The gate’s location is based on an aerial photograph of Nineveh taken in 1929, Corona satellite imagery (1967-68), and Google satellite imagery. 

The coordinates of the gate given in this resource are about 900 m south of the northeast corner of Nineveh’s wall. Given the lack of in-situ textual evidence, it is possible that the Šibaniba Gate could have been built further south. Three locations have been suggested: (1) about 1,450 m south of the northeast corner (coordinates: 36.3674842, 43.1700696); (2) approximately 2,000 m south of the northeast corner (coordinates: 36.3632768, 43.1724032); and (3) about 2,800 m north of the southeast corner (coordinates: 36.361431, 43.173201).