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099. Tell Sherif Khan (ancient: Tarbisu)


Northeastern Ninawa Governorate. About 15 kilometers north of Mosul, a few miles upstream from Nineveh.

Dates of Site: Neo-Assyrian, early 1st millennium BC

An Assyrian city, home of a crown prince. When the succession in the Neo-Assyrian empire was decided upon the crown prince left the capital and his father’s palace, and headed for the bit reduti or House of Succession in Tarbisu. There he was prepared for his royal role and gradually entrusted with important military and administrative duties, which could include representing the king as head of state in time of war. Ashurbanipal gives an account of his very thorough education, which included scribal knowledge in Sumerian and Akkadian, divination, astronomy, and training in warfare, including proficiency with bow and arrow, chariot, javelin, etc.

 

 










 







 

Latitude
  36° 24' 54.0000" 
 
  36.415° N
Longitude
  43° 7' 11.4240"     
  43.11984° E
   
UTM x
  331428.91109214054
UTM y
  4031621.8362773163
Zone
  38N
   
MGRS
  38SLR3142831621