Three inscribed terracotta cylinders that were found at Karkemish in 2015 by the Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition provide a new inscription of Sargon II dealing with the conquest and occupation of the city by the Assyrians. Among other things, this text narrates the construction of a royal palace in Karkemish and suggests that Sargon may have been planning to make the city on the Euphrates a sort of western capital of the Assyrians, from which to administer and control the western and north-western territories of the Empire.

A New Historical Inscription of Sargon II from Karkemish

Gianni Marchesi
2019

Abstract

Three inscribed terracotta cylinders that were found at Karkemish in 2015 by the Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition provide a new inscription of Sargon II dealing with the conquest and occupation of the city by the Assyrians. Among other things, this text narrates the construction of a royal palace in Karkemish and suggests that Sargon may have been planning to make the city on the Euphrates a sort of western capital of the Assyrians, from which to administer and control the western and north-western territories of the Empire.
JOURNAL OF NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
Gianni Marchesi
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