The City of Kȃr-Tukulti-Ninurta in the Light of Excavation Results and Cuneiform Resources
2018, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 152-176
AbstractIn his city Kȃr-Tukulti-Ninurta, King Tukulti-Ninurta I established palaces, temples, and a ziggurat. He surrounded the city by walls with towers. After the king being killed, royal cuneiform texts were found. These were of the most magnificent texts made of the most precious metals like gold, silver, and copper. Seals were found, such as the one of King Tukulti-Ninurta. This King ornamented the walls of the city with plant and animal plaster decorations in various colors. Many potteries and a number of common people graves were found. The city was greatly described by the aforementioned King; it was built in a strategic location on the trade caravans'' routes, making its location a well-known mentioned one by travellers who visited it overland by donkeys, mules and camels and through the Tigris River by boats and rafts. The city continued to draw attentions as excavators, including Germans, came to it for excavation, found a lot of ancient monuments, and transferred them to Berlin Museum in which they are preserved now.
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