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Ninurta temple (Khorsabad)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jan 02, 2021 10:15 AM History
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As part of the palatial complex of Dūr-Šarrukīn (modern Khorsabad), the eighth-century-BC Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721–705 BC) constructed six temples, including one to the god Ninurta.

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Six inscribed paving slabs were found in a wing of Sargon II’s palace that was mistakenly identified as a harem and those in-situ texts helped identify that part of the building as the palace’s religious quarter. The temple sector of Dūr-Šarrukīn (modern Khorsabad) comprised temples dedicated to the deities Adad, Ea (Ninšiku), Ningal, Ninurta, Sîn, and Šamaš. The single-room temple of the god Ninurta, which was accessed from Courtyard XXVII, was identified from the eight-line Akkadian inscription (Frame, RINAP 2 online Sargon II 16) discovered in the doorway of Room 173. The ancient name of the temple is not known.


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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Ninurta temple (Khorsabad): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/72111815> [accessed: 15 January 2021]

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