A door socket from Dur-Karikalzu

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published on 20 July 2014

The cuneiform inscriptions on this door socket mention the name of the Kassite king Kurikalzu. Kassite era, 1595-1157 BCE. From Dur-Kurikalzu (modern Agarguf, southwest of Baghdad). (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq). (A door socket is the stone that the door revolves on to open and close. The part of the door where the hinges are now was a log, the end of which turned in this stone.)


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