Dur-Sharrukin Timeline

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730 BCE 720 BCE 710 BCE  
 
 
722 BCE - 705 BCE: Reign of Sargon II of Assyria. Capital moved from Kalhu to Dur-Sharrukin.
 
 
722 BCE - 705 BCE: Reign of Sargon II who moves the capital from Kalhu to Dur-Sharrukin.
 
722 BCE - 705 BCE: Reign of Sargon II of Assyria.
 
 
717 BCE: Sargon II decrees the construction of his new capital city, Dur-Sharrukin.
 
 
717 BCE - 707 BCE: Construction of the city of Dur-Sharrukin, decreed by Sargon II.
 
 
713 BCE - 710 BCE: Sargon II personally oversees the construction of Dur-Sharrukin.
 
 
713 BCE - 710 BCE: Sargon II personally oversees construction of Dur-Sharrukin.
 
 
706 BCE: Sargon II returns from Babylon and moves into palace in Dur-Sharrukin.
 
 
706 BCE: Sargon II moves into his new palace at Dur-Sharrukin, city is capital of Assyrian Empire (replacing Kalhu).
 
 
706 BCE: Capital is moved from Kalhu to Dur-Sharrukin by Sargon II.
 
 
705 BCE: Sennacherib moves capital from Dur-Sharrukin to Nineveh.
 
 
705 BCE: Sennacherib succeeds Sargon II, moves capital to Nineveh; Dur-Sharrukin is abandoned.
 
 
705 BCE: Sennacherib moves the capital to Nineveh, Dur-Sharrukin is abandoned.
 
 
705 BCE: Death of Sargon II, Sennacherib ascends to the throne.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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