Assyrian Temple in Khorsabad

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Assyrian Temple in Khorsabad
Khorsabad: restored Assyrian Temple.

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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.

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