Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin)


Lina Meerchyad
published on 22 January 2021

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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Lina Meerchyad
Lina Meerchyad is an independent scholar and volunteer contributing editor at WHE. She is a former researcher and specialist at several museums abroad. Her studies focus on the history, archaeology, and languages of Mesopotamia and the ancient Middle East

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