Brick with inscription of Sargon II
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Brick with inscription of Sargon II

From Khorsabad, Royal Palace of Sargon II
706 BC
Bakked, stamped and glazed clay
Height 12 cm
cat. 15025.

The inscription celebrates the construction of the city and of the palace "Sargon, king of the universe, built this city: Dûr-Sharrûkin ["The fortress of Sargon"] is its name; inside it he had this unrivalled Palace built".