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ID: 7032894
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7032894

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Aqar Quf (deserted settlement)  Aqar Quf (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 21 13 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.3530  decimal degrees
Long: 044 12 08 E  degrees minutes   Long: 44.2020  decimal degrees

Note: Was located near the confluence of the Tigris and Diyala rivers, west of modern Baghdad. Site is noted for temples dedicated to Sumerian gods, a royal palace, and one of the best preserved ziggurats of the Kassite period. It was founded by a Kassite king of Babylon, Kurigalzu I, some time in the 14th century BCE; abandoned after the fall of the Kassite dynasty.

Names:
Aqar Quf (preferred,C,V)
Aqar-Qūf (C,V)
عقرقوف (C,V)
Dur-Kurigalzu (H,O,S)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Iraq (nation)  ........  Iraq (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Baghdād (governorate)  ............  Baghdād (governorate) (P)
Hierarchy of Aqar Quf (deserted settlement)  ................  Aqar Quf (deserted settlement) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Iraq (nation)  ........  Iraq (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Babylonia (former nation/state/empire)  ............  Babylonia (former nation/state/empire) (P)
Hierarchy of Aqar Quf (deserted settlement)  ................  Aqar Quf (deserted settlement) (P)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)
archaeological site (C)
inhabited place (H)
capital (H)  ............  of the Kassites, 14th century BCE
Kassite (H)
Mesopotamian (H)

Sources and Contributors:
عقرقوف..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Aqar-Qūf..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Aqar Quf..........  [VP]
.................  Parrot, Sumer (1961) 342
Dur-Kurigalzu..........  [VP Preferred]
..........................  Parrot, Sumer (1961) table of sites
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Parrot, Sumer (1961) 342
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
..........  Parrot, Sumer (1961) 342

 

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