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Bavian/Khinnis

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: M. Roaf, T. Sinclair, S.E. Kroll, St J. Simpson
Contributors: R. Talbert, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Jamie Novotny, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, Sean Gillies, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, Eric Kansa
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Last modified Jan 30, 2018 03:52 PM History
Just a few kilometers upstream of the city, the 7th-century B.C. Assyrian king Sennacherib had an architectural complex built and several stele-like panels (with accompanying inscriptions) carved into a nearby cliff face. The site may have served as a summer residence for the Assyrian king and may have been used as a headquarters to supervise the construction of a vast network of canals and aqueducts that was created specifically for providing water to Nineveh and the Assyrian heartland. The "Khinnis Reliefs" were included on the 2014 World Monuments Watch to increase awareness of cultural heritage in the Khinnis/Bavian area.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/874398

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canal, monument, temple, sanctuary, shrine, monument, tomb (deprecated), architectural complex

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 89 F4 Bavian

The reliefs and inscriptions found here are commonly called the "Bavian Reliefs” or "Bavian Inscriptions,” despite the fact that Khinnis, not Bavian, is the nearest village to these important Assyrian ruins. The inscriptions record the construction of a canal system, as well as the destruction of the city Babylon in 689 B.C. This place appears in the Barrington Atlas as Bavian (BAtlas 89 F4) and The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Bavian, IRQ.


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M. Roaf, T. Sinclair, S.E. Kroll, St J. Simpson, R. Talbert, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Jamie Novotny, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, Sean Gillies, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Bavian/Khinnis: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/874398> [accessed: 22 July 2018]

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