Royal Cities of the Biblical World
Joan Goodnick Westenholz
Bible Lands Museum, 1996 - Babylon (Extinct city) - 334 pages
Royal Cities of the Biblical World was published as a catalogue to accompany the exhibition "Jerusalem-A Capital for All times, Royal Cities of the biblical World" at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, from 17.1 to 31.12.1996. This major exhibition explored the role, design and function of eight capitals of the ancient Near East. This catalogue includes 15 articles concerning the nature of the ancient capitals of Ur, Hattu sa, Akhetaten, Tanis, Nineveh, Babylon, Susa and Jerusalem by leading scholars of international renown.
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Ur The Primaeval City of Kingship
Hattusa The City of Silver
Akhetaten The City of One
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Achaemenid administrative Akhenaten Akkadian Amenhotep Amenhotep III Anatolia ancient apadana archaeological architectural Assurbanipal Assyrian king Aten Babylon Babylonian Bible BLMJ Bronze building built burial capital central centre century B.C.E. Chron citadel City of David city-wall complex construction court courtyard cult cuneiform Darius decorated deities depicting Dynasty east eastern Egypt Egyptian el-Amarna Elamite empire Esarhaddon excavations FIGURE fortifications foundation gate glazed bricks gods Hattusa Hezekiah Hittite houses hymns Istar Istar temple Jerusalem Judah king's kingdom Kuyunjik land later Marduk Mazar Mesopotamia millennium B.C.E. Montet monumental mudbricks Museum Nabonidus Nanna Nineveh northern palace Persepolis Persian Pi-Ramesses probably Psusennes Puzris-Dagan quarter Ramesses reconstruction reign reliefs religious remains reproduced by courtesy rooms royal inscriptions scholars seals Sennacherib Shoshenq III South Suburb southern statue stone structure Sulgi Sumerian Susa tablets Tanis temenos Temple Mount Temple of Amun Temple period terrace texts throne tombs towers tradition Ur-Nammu wall western ziggurat