Nimrud: An Assyrian Imperial City Revealed
Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) in northern Iraq, was the capital of the Assyrian Empire during most of the 9th and 8th centuries BC, and remained a major centre until the destruction of the Empire in 612 BC. This authoritative account, written by two of the excavators of the site, traces its history and its gradual revelation through archaeological excavation, begun by Layard in the 19th century and continuing to the present day. The volume is abundantly illustrated and includes finds that have not previously been published, together with illustrations and the most complete account in English so far of the remarkable discoveries made in recent years by Iraqi archaeologists in the tombs of the Assyrian Queens. Contents: Introduction; Chapter 1: The Land of Assyria - Setting the Scene; Chapter 2: Major Palaces on the Citadel; Chapter 3: Tombs, Wells and Riches; Chapter 4: Temples, Minor Palaces and Private Houses; Chapter 4: Fort Shalmaneser: the ekal masarti; Chapter 6: The Written Evidence; Chapter 7: Types of Object and Materials from Nimrud; Chapter 8: Post-Assyrian Nimrud; Epilogue.
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The Land of Assyria Setting the Scene
Major Palaces on the Citadel
Tombs Wells and Riches
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7th century Adad-nerari alabaster Aramaic arsenal Assur-etel-ilani Assurbanipal Assurnasirpal Babylon Babylonian bowl British Museum bronze building burial Burnt Palace carved chamber citadel corner courtyard cuneiform Curtis & Reade cylinder Dalley & Postgate decorated door doorway east ekal masarti entrance Esarhaddon evidence example excavated Ezida figurines floor fragments gate glass glazed gold Grayson Hellenistic Illustrated in Mallowan inlay inscribed inscription Iraq Museum Iraqi iron ivory jars Kalhu Khorsabad king lahmu large number Late Assyrian Layard limmu lion Marduk Mosul mound mud-brick Nabu Temple Nimrud Nineveh Ninurta Ninurta Temple North-West Palace Oates objects official original outer town perhaps pieces plaques pottery rab ekalli's Rassam recovered reliefs royal Sargon seal Sennacherib Shalmaneser Shalmaneser III south-east stamp seal stele suggests surviving tablets texts throne base throne room Tiglath-pileser Tiglath-pileser III tomb vessels winged ziggurrat