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Khorsabad Gate 3

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 Dec 27, 2020 11:54 AM History
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This decorated gate is the northernmost city gate of the southeast 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 3 (English, AD 1800 - AD 2099)

gate (of a city), city gate


This gate has been tentatively identified as the Adad Gate (Beate Pongratz-Leisten), the Bēlet-ilī Gate (Andreas Fuchs), and the Šamaš Gate (Laura Battini, Jamie Novotny, 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 3 remains open to debate. Since one expects a grand, decorated entranceway to be associated with the god Šamaš, Gate 3 might have been dedicated to Šamaš, rather than to the god Adad or the goddess Bēlet-ilī.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Khorsabad Gate 3: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 11 December 2023]

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