Khorsabad, prism of Sargon II

Khorsabad, prism of Sargon II

Description

Khorsabad, prism of Sargon II with foundation text

Details

Foundation inscription. Fragment of the text:

In the month of Abu, the month of the descent of the fire-god, destroyer of growing vegetation, when one lays the foundation platform for city and house, I laid its foundation walls, I built its brickwork. Substantial shrines, built firm as the foundation of eternity, I constructed therein... Palaces of ivory, mulberry, cedar, cypress, juniper, and pistacchio-wood, I built at their lofty command for my royal dwelling.

Date

721 –705 BCE

Creator

William P. Thayer

Museum

Chicago, Oriental Institute

Licence

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Categories

Assyria

Tags

Inscription

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