Personal tools


Use this tag in Flickr to mark depictions of this place's site(s):


or this one to mark objects found here:


Related Content from Pelagios


You are here: Home Ancient Places Adad Gate

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Adad Gate

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: 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 Feb 07, 2018 08:32 AM History
The northern city wall of Nineveh had three gates: the Adad Gate was the easternmost of the three. The Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib constructed it and gave it the Akkadian ceremonial name Adad-šārik-hegalli-ana-māti, which means "The God Adad Is the Provider of Prosperity to the Land."

36.374511, 43.1543883

gate (of a city), city gate


The gate is mentioned in Akkadian inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib dating to 697-691 B.C. In those texts, the Adad Gate is listed as the first gate of the northern stretch of wall. The position of the gate is known and it was excavated/restored in 1966-68, 1973, and 1990-91. Around April 13, 2016, ISIS/ISIL demolished the Adad Gate and the adjacent wall with a bulldozer.


Atom, JSON, KML, RDF+XML, Turtle

Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Adad Gate: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 08 December 2023]

            {{cite web |url= |title=Places: 719936358 (Adad Gate) |author=Novotny, J. |accessdate=December 8, 2023 5:02 pm |publisher=Pleiades}}