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Step Gate of the Gardens

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 09, 2018 02:01 PM History
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Nineveh's western wall had seven (or eight) gates: the Step Gate of the Gardens was the third gate from the northern city wall. The Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib constructed it sometime between 694 and 691 B.C. and he gave it the Akkadian ceremonial name Igisigsig-mušammeh-ṣippāti, which means "The God Igisigsig Is the One Who Makes Orchards Flourish." The gate is still unlocated, but, based on its everyday name Akkadian name mušlālum ša kirî ("Step Gate of the Gardens"), it must have led up to Sennacherib's Palace on the citadel, perhaps at the foot of the sloping passage Room LI of the South-West Palace.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/886029329

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The gate is mentioned in an Akkadian inscription of the Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib dating to 691 B.C. and, therefore, must have been built sometime between mid-694 and early 691. In that text, the Step Gate of the Palace is the third gate of the western stretch of wall; the gates are listed from north to south.

Igisigsig-mušammeh-ṣippāti was originally the Akkadian ceremonial name of the Gate of the Garden, before it became the Sîn Gate.


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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Step Gate of the Gardens: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/886029329> [accessed: 18 July 2018]

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