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(“Fortress of Sargon”). A city built by Sargon II of Assyria near the end of the eighth century bc. Located at modern-day Khorsabad in northern Iraq.
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DUR SHARRUKIN A city in northern Mesopotamia, about 10 miles to the north of Nineveh, built by Sargon II of Assyria as his northern capital, on the site of a small village (713 bc). Its ground plan is square and measures about 5,300 feet by 5,100 feet. It was oriented to the cardinal points of the compass