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.