© CNRS - 1994

Khorsabad

Reference

1087

Duration

00:26:00

Production year

1994

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Summary

The palace of Sargon II, king of Assyria (721-705 BC), at Khorsabad was discovered by Paul-Emile Botta in 1843. The story of the first excavations, the transport of the remains to France and its new presentation to the public in the Richelieu wing of the Louvre Museum in Paris, is told via many archival documents (engravings, drawings, etc.).

The history of the difficult transportation of these monumental remains, of which some were lost en route, is told by Elisabeth Fontan, head conservator at the Louvre.

With the opening of the Richelieu wing of the Louvre, the display of these works has been completely modernized. Annie Gaubet, general conservator at the Louvre, and architect Jean-Pierre Adam describe the setting which was constructed in order to exhibit the remains as they originally appeared.

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