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Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin)


Lina Meerchyad
published on 22 January 2021
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3D reconstruction of Khorsabad designed by Kais Jacob Ishak.

KHORSABAD (Dur-Sharrukin) Capital of the Assyrian Empire in the ancient world (Mesopotamia) built by King Sargon II in 717 BCE.

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About the Author

Lina Meerchyad
Lina Meerchyad is an independent scholar and former researcher at the Arab American National Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, USA. Her studies focus on the history, archaeology, and languages of Mesopotamia and the ancient Middle East.

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APA Style

Meerchyad, L. (2021, January 22). Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Meerchyad, Lina. "Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 22, 2021.

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Meerchyad, Lina. "Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Jan 2021. Web. 05 Mar 2021.

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