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[1] City on the Tigris

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Aššur (today Qalat Šerqat), on the right bank of the Tigris. Cult site of the eponymous city god. Religious and until 9th cent. political centre of the Assyrian empire, see excavation by the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft [1]. The old city, 55 hectares in size, was extended to the south in the mid 2nd millennium BC by a new city of 20 h…

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Hauser, Stefan R. (Berlin), “Assur”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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