Dur-Sharrukin

Dur-Sharrukin

Dur-Sharrukin ("Fortress of Sargon"), present day Khorsabad, was the Assyrian capital in the time of Sargon II of Assyria. Khorsabad is a village in northern Iraq, 15 km northeast of Mosul. The great city was entirely built in the decade preceding 706 BC. After the unexpected death of Sargon in battle, the capital was shifted 20 km south to Nineveh.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Nineveh Governorate

Site History: 8th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Assyrian

Later Cultures: Assyrian

Site Features: Assyrian Monuments

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