Forty-Five. The Assyrian Heartland

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Friedhelm Pedde

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch45

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Pedde, F. (2012) The Assyrian Heartland, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch45

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • Assyrian heartland;
  • Assyrian heartland, poor mineral resource;
  • military campaigns, of Assyrian kings;
  • modern town of Mahmur, of Assur and Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta;
  • immediately post-Assyrian, subject to investigations;
  • Nimrud (Biblical Calah), destruction evident;
  • Assurnasirpal II, and the so-called Central Building

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Assur

  • Kar - Tukulti - Ninurta (Tulul al-'Aqar)

  • Nimrud (Kalhu, Biblical Calah)

  • Balawat (Imgur - Enlil)

  • Khorsabad (Dur - Sharrukin)

  • Nineveh

  • Other Assyrian Sites in the Heartland

  • Guide to Further Reading