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Mašqû Gate

a Pleiades place resource

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Last modified Feb 07, 2018 06:20 AM History
Nineveh's western wall had seven (or eight) gates: the Mašqû Gate was the northernmost one. The Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib constructed it and gave it the Akkadian ceremonial name Ea-mušēšir-kuppīya, which means "The God Ea Is the One Who Properly Directs (Water Flow into) My Cisterns."

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gate (of a city), city gate


The gate is mentioned in Akkadian inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian king Sennacherib dating to 697-691 B.C. Some texts state that it was the first gate of the western stretch of wall, while others report that it was the fourth gate of the ten north- and west-facing gates. The position of the gate is known and it was excavated/restored in 1968-75. Around April 13, 2016, ISIS/ISIL demolished the Mašqû Gate.

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Jamie Novotny, 'Mašqû Gate: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 04 March 2024]

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