Khorsabad is an ancient Assyrian city now in Iraq. It is famous in particular for the palace of King Sargon II, who was also the founder of the city: the ancient Akkadian name of Khorsabad, Dur Sharrukin, means “Fortress of Sargon”.
In addition to the palace, the city included a temple dedicated to Nabu, a god of Nature and of the art of writing.
The caption reads in the original French:
Khorsabad. — Temple assyrien restauré.