Khorsabad, Prism of Sargon II with foundation text

Khorsabad, Prism of Sargon II with foundation text

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

Inscriptionnr

- (Akkadian)

Creator

Bill Thayer

Museum

Chicago, Oriental Institute

Licence

CC0 1.0 Universal

Categories

Assyria

Tags

Inscription

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