Assyrian Korsabad Palace Facade L Dur Sharrukin Relief Sculptures - Louvre - White { 52 images } Created 8 Feb 2016

Pictures images and photos of Facade F Assyrian stone relief antiquaries artefacts sculptures panels from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC. Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris. Dur Sharrukin was of rectangular layout and measured 1758.6 by 1635 metres. The enclosed area comprised 3 square kilometres, or 288 hectares. The length of the walls was 16280 Assyrian units, which according to Sargon himself corresponded to the numerical value of his name.The city walls were massive and 157 towers protected its sides. Seven gates entered the city from all directions. A walled terrace contained temples and the royal palace. At the entrance of the palace were a ramp and a large doorway with the god-protector of the city Lamassu on one side. The palace was adorned with sculptures and wall reliefs, and the gates were flanked with winged-bull shedu statues weighing up to 40 tons. Sargon supposedly lost at least one of these winged bulls in the river.

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