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Euphrates River
Tigris River


Definition: Capital of the ancient Assyrian Empire, which lasted from about 1350 B.C. to 612 B.C., when rival armies destroyed Nineveh. The city was on the eastern banks of the Tigris River and was a great source of wealth and trade. The city walls were said to have been 40 to 50 feet high in places.

Related Resources:
The Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Map of Nineveh (large)

Elsewhere on the Web:
More on Nineveh
This site focuses on the great city of Nineveh.

Assyria and Nineveh
Read more on the ancient capital and experience its greatness.

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