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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: B. Siewert-Mayer, W. Röllig, H. Kopp Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 31, 2023 05:34 PM History
Balāwāt is the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Imgur-Enlil. A place from the TAVO Index.

36.2294, 43.4033
    • Balawat (From GANE None, unspecified date range)
    • Balāwāt (Modern Standard Arabic, AD 1900 - AD 1999)
    • بلاوات (Balāwāt: Arabic, modern)

settlement, archaeological site

TAVO Index


Balāwāt is known for its famed "bronze" gates. These were likely bronze-strapped or studded wooden gates that were part of a ninth century B.C. palace of Ashurbanipal II (884-859 BC) and his successor, Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC).

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B. Siewert-Mayer, W. Röllig, H. Kopp, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, Carolin Johansson, Jamie Novotny, Tom Elliott, Rune Rattenborg, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Balāwāt: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 29 May 2024]

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