Nimrud

Nimrud

Nimrud is the Arabic name for the ancient Assyrian city originally known as Kalhu, located in the Nineveh plains in northern Iraq. It was a major Assyrian city between approximately 1250 BC and 610 BC. The ruins of the city were destroyed in 2015.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Nineveh Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Assyrian

Later Cultures: Assyrian

Site Features: Assyrian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Nimrud

Date of Submission: 2000

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