An ancient Assyrian city.
(modern Kuyunjik at Nebi Yunus) capital of the late Assyrian kings, in the late eighth and seventh centuries Before Common Era. Cult centre of Ishtar.
the last capital of the ancient Assyrian Empire, situated on the east bank of the River Tigris. In 612 BC it was captured and destroyed and was not discovered by archaeologists until the 1800s.