Khorsabad, prism of Sargon II
|Khorsabad, prism of Sargon II with foundation text|
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.
721 –705 BCE
William P. Thayer
Chicago, Oriental Institute
CC0 1.0 Universal
Assyria, Dur-Šarrukin (Khorsabad)
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