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Khosr River

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).
Last modified Feb 08, 2018 06:02 AM History
The Khosr River was a tributary of the Tigris River that ran directly through the center of the Assyrian city Nineveh. The Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib reinforced its banks with large stone blocks to prevent it from flooding or damaging the citadel wall.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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river, drainage


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Jamie Novotny, 'Khosr River: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 12 July 2020]

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