Finally, Sennacherib invited Ashur and other important Assyrian gods and goddesses to the city of Nineveh. He offered sacrifices to them and held a banquet to celebrate finishing the new palace.

 

"After I had brought the work on my palace to an end, I gathered into it Ashur, the great lord, and the gods and goddesses who live in Assyria. I offered them sacrifices and gifts."

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