Updated: Apr 20
This courtyard houses the impressive remains of the palace inaugurated by King Sargon II in Khorsabad (northern Iraq) in 706 BC. The sculpted reliefs are displayed in their original configuration, re-creating the monumental architecture of the palace.
Drawings of the city of Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin) in time of Sargon II, and of his palace. Khorsabad, ancient city of Dur Sharrukin, Assyria (Iraq), N. façade of throne room of palace,. Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BCE). Gypseous alabaster, relief, traces of paint. 5.52 x 2.18 x .63 m.
Khorsabad (Dur Sarrukin, Iraq). Neo-Assyrian Period, ca. 713-706 BCE. Bas-relief, gypseous alabaster. H.: 3 + m. Inv. nos. AO 19888-19891. Website (with several details).
Façade M, Throne Room of Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin), near Mosul, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian pd., ca. 721-705 BCE. Black limestone bas-relief. 3.3 x 1.17 m. Inv. no. AO 19872. Website (no photo yet).
Façade L, Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin), near Mosul, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian pd., ca. 721-705 BCE. Gypseous alabaster, low relief. H.: 2.97 m. Inv. nos.: AO 19881, 19882. Website 1. Website 2. Cf. also Website 3 for discussion of other parts of scene.