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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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Ashurbanipal (668–631)

Ashurbanipal (668–631)

(p.166) (p.167) 8 Ashurbanipal (668–631)
The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces

David Kertai

Oxford University Press

Chapter 8 focuses on Ashurbanipal’s North Palace in Nineveh. It argues that the palace was secondary to the Southwest Palace located on the same citadel. The palace was comparable to other—mostly non-royal—palaces in the realm, but royal in its decoration. Its function remains unclear, but there is no indication that the palace was intended for the crown prince as is often assumed. Neither does the emphasis of the reliefs on hunting seem to be indicative of the palace’s use. Rather the palace’s decoration seems to focus on the celebrations that occurred after Assyria’s military successes.

Keywords:   Ashurbanipal, Nineveh, North Palace, the ‘Garden Scene’, military success

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