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The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces

David Kertai


The Late Assyrian Empire (c.900–612 BCE) was the first state to rule the major centres of the Middle East. The Assyrian court inhabited some of the most monumental palaces of its time. The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces is the first book to provide an in-depth analysis of Late Assyrian palatial architecture; it offers a general introduction to all major royal palaces in the major centres of the empire: Assur, Kalḫu, Dur-Sharruken, and Nineveh. The book gives a comprehensive overview of all the relevant excavated materials, bringing together the architecture as currently understood ... More

Keywords: Neo-Assyrian palaces, Late Assyrian palaces, Assur, Kalḫu, Dur-Sharruken, Nineveh, Ashurnasirpal II, Sargon II, Sennacherib

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723189
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723189.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Kertai, author
Research Associate, University College London