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1274 BCE - 1245 BCE: Reign of Shalmaneser I who builds city of Kalhu at the site of pre-existing trade community.
 
 
884 BCE - 859 BCE: Reign of Ashurnasirpal II, capital moved from Ashur to Kalhu (Nimrud).
 
 
884 BCE - 859 BCE: Reign of King Ashurnasirpal II who re-buiilds and restores Kalhu in 879 BCE.
 
 
884 BCE - 859 BCE: Reign of Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II who dedicates the city of Kalhu to Ninurta.
 
884 BCE - 859 BCE: Rule of king Ashurnasirpal II of Assyria who moves capital from Ashur to Kalhu (Caleh).
 
 
879 BCE - 706 BCE: Kalhu is capital of Assyrian Empire.
 
 
879 BCE: Ashurnasirpal II declares Kalhu capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, dedicates temple to Ninurta.
 
 
879 BCE: Ashurnasirpal II holds 10-day festival inaugurating Kalhu as the new capital of Assyrian Empire.
 
 
879 BCE: City of Kalhu (Caleh) completed, Inaugural Festival with over 69,000 guests held.
 
 
745 BCE - 727 BCE: Reign of Tiglath Pileser III who renovates Kalhu and builds Central Palace.
 
 
722 BCE - 705 BCE: Reign of Sargon II of Assyria. Capital moved from Kalhu to Dur-Sharrukin.
 
 
722 BCE - 705 BCE: Reign of Sargon II who moves the capital from Kalhu to Dur-Sharrukin.
 
 
706 BCE: Sargon II moves into his new palace at Dur-Sharrukin, city is capital of Assyrian Empire (replacing Kalhu).
 
 
706 BCE: Capital is moved from Kalhu to Dur-Sharrukin by Sargon II.
 
 
706 BCE - 612 BCE: Kalhu serves as provincial capital and part-time royal residence.
 
 
612 BCE: The great Assyrian cities of Ashur, Kalhu, and Nineveh are sacked and burned by the Medes, Babylonians, and Persian forces.
 
 
612 BCE: Fall of the Assyrian Empire, Kalhu is destroyed by invading coalitions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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