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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
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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."

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/719936358

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gate (of a city), city gate

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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.

 


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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Adad Gate: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/719936358> [accessed: 19 July 2018]

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