'Palace Without a Rival'
At the beginning of the eighth century B.C. King Sennacherib ruled Assyria. He decided to build a palace at Nineveh. He wanted it to be the biggest and most elaborate of all Assyrian palaces. He called it the 'Palace Without a Rival'.

We know about the building of this palace because Sennacherib left many inscriptions describing the building of the palace in detail.


"At that time Nineveh, the city beloved of the goddess Ishtar, had become too small and badly built. But I Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, decided to carry out work according to the will of the gods."