Visual Timeline: Nineveh

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6000 BCE: Nineveh is first settled.
 
3000 BCE - 2000 BCE: Nineveh is a major religious center for the worship of the goddess Ishtar.
 
1273 BCE - 1244 BCE: King Shalmanesar I builds a palace and temple at Nineveh.
 
1000 BCE: Large scale building projects continue in Nineveh.
 
681 BCE - 669 BCE: Reign of Sennacherib's son, Esarhaddon, who continues building projects.
 
668 BCE - 627 BCE: Reign of King Ashurbanipal, last king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Palace and Library built at Nineveh.
 
647 BCE - 629 BCE: Extensive collection of clay tablets acquired known as Ashurbanipal's Library at Nineveh.
 
625 BCE: Incursions by Babylonians, Elamites, Medes and Scythians weakens the city of Nineveh.
 
 
612 BCE: Nineveh is sacked and burned by combined forces of Babylonians and Medes.
 
627 CE: Site of The Battle of Nineveh which ends the Byzantine-Sassanid war.
 
 
637 CE: Muslim Conquest of Mesopotamia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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