Dur Sharrukin

Dur Sharrukin:

see KhorsabadKhorsabad
, village, NE Iraq, near the Tigris River and 12 mi (20 km) NE of Mosul. It is built on the site of Dur Sharrukin, an Assyrian city (founded 8th cent. B.C. by Sargon), which covered 1 sq mi (2.6 sq km). Its mounds were excavated by P. E.
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IS` pitiless decimation of Hatra, Nimrud and the statues in Mosul, as well as pillaging Dur Sharrukin and Palmyra, bear testimony of how IS constitutes an affront to our collective civilisation and humanity.