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Crown Prince's Palace at Assur

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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The Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib built a residence for his son Aššur-ilī-muballissu in the city of Assur. That house was constructed near the city wall in the southeastern part of city (city plan quadrants l8/l9), near the bank of the Tigris River. This building, which is known from numerous inscribed stone blocks, is often referred to as the “(Crown) Prince's Palace” or “Prinzenpalast.”

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One inscription mentioning the construction of this royal residence (RIAo Sennacherib 181) reads as follows: “I, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, the one who fashioned image(s) of (the god) Aššur and the great gods, built this house for my second son Aššur-ilī-muballissu, who (is) in the service of (the god) Aššur, and I laid its foundation(s) with limestone, stone from the mountains.”

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Jamie Novotny, 'Crown Prince's Palace at Assur: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 24 March 2023]

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