Nineveh

Local nameنينوى
LocationNineveh Governorate, Iraq

Nineveh was an ancient Assyrian city of Upper Mesopotamia, located on the outskirts of Mosul in modern-day northern Iraq. It is located on the eastern bank of the Tigris River and was the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Today it is a common name for the half of Mosul that lies on the eastern bank of the Tigris and the Nineveh Governorate takes its name from it.

It was the largest city in the world for approximately fifty years until the year 612 BC when, after a bitter period of civil war in Assyria, it was sacked by a coalition of its former subject peoples, the Babylonians, Medes, Chaldeans, Persians, Scythians and Cimmerians. Its ruins are across the river from the modern-day major city of Mosul, in Iraq's Nineveh Governorate. The two main tells, or mound-ruins, within the walls are Kuyunjiq and Tell Nabī Yūnus.

Tags Archaeological Site
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineveh

Address Mosul, Iraq

Coordinates 36°21'29.491" N 43°9'43.278" E

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