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Sîn-šarru-iškun And Ezida In Calah

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Sîn-šarru-iškun, like his father Assurbanipal and his grandfather Esarhaddon, appears to have been actively engaged in building projects in Assur, Calah, and Nineveh. Bricks, clay cylinders, cones, prisms, and tablets discovered in these cities attest to restoration work on the Nabû temple in Assur, the Nabû temple in Calah, and the western entrance of the "Alabaster House" in Nineveh; this king also dedicated ornate, inscribed objects to several gods in Assur. In Assur, he rebuilt the Nabû temple. De-scriptions of the work are known from clay cylinders and prisms (Cylinder A), as well as from clay cone. Most of the Cylinder B fragments in the Kouyunjik collections of the British Museum unearthed in the 19th century likely come from Calah, rather than from Nineveh. The building report most likely describes the rebuilding of part of Ezida in Calah.

Keywords: Assur; Calah; Ezida; Nabû temple; Nineveh; Sîn-šarru-iškun



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