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Khorsabad Gate 2

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Dec 27, 2020 10:55 AM History
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This undecorated gate is the southernmost city gate of the northeast wall of Dūr-Šarrukīn ("Fort Sargon"), the capital of the Assyrian Empire constructed by Sargon II (r. 721–705 BC).

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    • Gate 2 (English, AD 1800 - AD 2099)

gate (of a city), city gate


This gate has been tentatively identified as the Adad Gate (Laura Battini, Jamie Novotny), the Šamaš Gate (Andreas Fuchs), the Enlil Gate (Beate Pongratz-Leisten) and the Mullissu Gate (Alexander Sollee). Because there is no one-to-one correlation between Sargon’s inscriptions and available archaeological evidence, the proposed identification of the ancient name of Khorsabad Gate 2 remains open to debate. Since one expects a plain, decorated entranceway to be associated with the god Adad, Gate 2 might have been dedicated to the storm-god; a decorated gate is expected for the gods Enlil and Šamaš and, thus, unlikely that Gate 2 would have been named after one of those two important deities.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Khorsabad Gate 2: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 02 March 2024]

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