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Document Details :
Title: Some Painted Bricks from Nineveh
Subtitle: A Preliminary Report
Author(s): RUSSELL, John Malcolm
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 34 Date: 1999
In the 1989 and 1990 seasons of excavation at Nineveh, the author investigated the area of Sennacherib's palace. The primary goal was to test some theories about the extent of the palace, while also beginning to complete and correct the plan as it was known from earlier excavations. Therefore, in 1990, the attention was turned to the western end of the palace in hopes of clarifying the plan and location of its western façade. In one of the trenches was found a meter thick layer of Assyrian destruction fill resting on an Assyrian baked brick pavement that was probably part of the palace's outer terrace. The fill was full of fragments of Assyrian glazed bricks that originally belonged to a decorated wall. These fragments are published in the article.