World monuments to watch: Khinnis reliefs

Khinnis is one of the must-visit archeological sites in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Khinnis was included on the 2014 World Monuments Watch to increase awareness of heritage assets in the area.

The main relief portrays Sennacherib, the king of Assyria from 705 BC to 681 BC, worshipping the deities Ashur and Ninlil. King Sennacherib constructed of a complex water canal systems in Khinnis to supply the capital of the empire, Nineveh, and its hinterland. 

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