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Conjectural location after Reade

a Pleiades location resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Feb 13, 2018 08:37 AM History
The representative, estimated location of the gate is based on Reade, SAAB 22 (2016), 48 (fig. 7) and 50 (fig. 9).

gate (of a city), city gate

{ "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 43.1754063, 36.3506849 ] }




  • Neo-Assyrian/Babylonian Middle East (720–540 BC) (confident)


The gate’s location is based on an aerial photograph of Nineveh taken in 1929, Corona satellite imagery (1967-68), and Google satellite imagery. The location of the gate suggested here is the traditional spot of the Šamaš Gate according to most modern reconstructions of Nineveh. Those maps place the Mullissu Gate about 2,800 m north of the southeast corner of Nineveh, just south of the Khosr River (approximate coordinates: 36.361431, 43.173201).