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An ancient city of Assyria on the Tigris River opposite the site of present-day Mosul, Iraq. As capital of the Assyrian Empire, it enjoyed great influence and prosperity, especially under Sennacherib and Ashurbanipal (seventh century bc). The city was captured and destroyed by Babylonia and its allies in 612 bc.


(Placename) the ancient capital of Assyria, on the River Tigris opposite the present-day city of Mosul (N Iraq): at its height in the 8th and 7th centuries bc; destroyed in 612 bc by the Medes and Babylonians


(ˈnɪn ə və)

the ancient capital of Assyria: ruins are opposite Mosul, on the Tigris River, in N Iraq.
Nin′e•vite` (-ˌvaɪt) n.
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Noun1.Nineveh - an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
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Ninua, Kalhu, and Kilizu, are mentioned as Assyrian provinces in the documentation only from the thirteenth century on.
New Jersey-based tenor Christian Sebek sang Luigi and Georgian baritone Zurab Ninua played Michele.
given a very believable performance by baritone Zurab Ninua.