Khorsabad (Khursabad), village in Iraq, 15 km northeast of Mosul, with well-preserved ruins of the large, rectangular Dur-Sharrukin. Khorsabad was the seat of the Assyrian capital in the time of Sargon II. The site was excavated in 1842-44 as well as in 1852-55, and artifacts from these excavations are presently stored in the Louvre.
There he confirmed the impression he had gained from reading French archaeologists' publications of their mid-19th century excavations of the mound - that there was still a great deal of archaeological work to be done in the capital city of King Sargon II (721-705 B.C.).
On his arrival, the villagers uncovered for him a fragment of relief showing two magnificent horses' heads, thus confirming the presence of treasures lying just beneath the surface.
Khorsabad takes its name from a modern Iraqi village that stands on the ruins of an ancient city called Dur-Sharrukin.
KHORSABAD, a Turkish village in the vilayet of Mosul, 121 m.
The objects excavated by Place, together with the objects found by Fresnel's expedition in Babylonia and a part of the results of Rawlinson's excavations at Nineveh, were unfortunately lost in the Tigris, on transport from Bagdad to Basra.
Flandin had, however, made careful drawings and copies of all objects of importance from Khorsabad.
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