Citadel of Sargon II

Citadel of Sargon II

Date ca. 721-705 BCE

Movement Ancient Near Eastern | Assyrian

Provenance Lagash (Telloh), Iraq

Located Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad), Iraq

 

This citadel was a tremendous display of the Assyrians’ rise to power. The palace and ziggurat are raised above the city plazas as a further demonstration of status and protection against floodwaters.