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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.
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(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
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(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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References in periodicals archive ?
Kwasman, Neo-Assyrian Documents in the Kouyunjik Collection of the British Museum (Rome, 1988) (NALK), they have since been subjected to repeated collation by Parpola, Baker, and Mattila among others, and as a result, contain many new readings and corrections.
For Neo-Assyrian references to the sakintu and discussion of her office, see CAD S, 165-66, and Sue Rollin, review of Theodore Kwasman, Neo-Assyrian Legal Documents in the Kouyunjik Collection of the British Museum, BSOAS 53 (1990): 123-24.