Keywords : Archaeological Evidences

The palace of king Ashur-aḫi-idina in Nineveh -Reading and Analyzing the Inscriptions and Archaeological Evidences

Khalid Salim Ismael

Athar Alrafedain, 2012, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 51-61
DOI: 10.33899/athar.2012.69689

The palace of King Ašur-aḫi-idina (Esarhaddon) 681-668 BC. was built on the Nabi Yunis hill, it is one of the important archaeological buildings in the city of Nineveh. King Ašur-aḫi-idina mentioned it in his memorial writings and gave very accurate descriptions of the stages of building this palace, and how he expands it, as well as important details that outlined the stages of its construction and how it became a distinguished administrative building, which he called "the palace in which everything was collected".
In this research, we will shed light again on this building through a careful analytical reading of what was mentioned in the memorial cuneiform writings of this king in which he referred to the rebuilding of this palace and the expansion of its area and making it one of the most important and famous buildings of the city of Nineveh and the most famous at that time, as he explained the purpose of building this great palace.