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The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces$
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David Kertai

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198723189

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723189.001.0001

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Adad-nerari III (810–783), Tiglath-pileser III (744–727) and the Intervening Decades

Adad-nerari III (810–783), Tiglath-pileser III (744–727) and the Intervening Decades

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(p.74) (p.75) 4 Adad-nerari III (810–783), Tiglath-pileser III (744–727) and the Intervening Decades
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The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces
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David Kertai

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723189.003.0004

Chapter 4 focuses on the eighth century, a period from which only very little palatial architecture has survived. The chapter argues that the Northwest Palace in Kalḫu remained the primary palace of the empire throughout this period. Adad-nerari’s so-called Upper Chambers were probably conceived as an extension to the Northwest Palace. Tiglath-pileser III does seem to have attempted to construct a new major royal palace, but it was never finished. It was probably located in the south-west corner of the citadel, where Esarhaddon’s Southwest Palace would later emerge.

Keywords:   Adad-nirari III, Kalḫu/Kalah/Nimrud, Northwest Palace, Upper Chambers, Tiglath-Pileser III

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