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The Northwest Palace of Ashur-nasir-pal II at Nimrud

An Interactive Publication -- Prototype

page updated March 11, 2006


Compiled by Samuel M. Paley and Alison B. Snyder


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History of the Excavations
The Global Distribution of the Remains
Descriptions of Palace Spaces:
The Great Northern Courtyard
The Throne Room

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