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Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Now, Khorsabad as Well?

The Iraqi government is now claiming that ISIS has now begun destroying the ruins of the Assyrian city of Khorsabad (Dur al-Sharrrukin) as well.

Again, there are only the government reports. The city was founded by Sargon II (722-705 BC) as his capital, but abandoned undwer his successor Sennacherib, who ruled from Nineveh instead.

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