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3000 BCE - 2000 BCE: Ninurta first mentioned as Ningirsu, an agricultural god who evolves into a war god.
 
2600 BCE: Referred to as Ninurta regularly in inscriptions.
 
2000 BCE - 1000 BCE: Ninurta, though still associated with agriculture, is primarily a hero-god of war.
 
 
1700 BCE - 1500 BCE: Composition date for The Instructions of Ninurta, the world's first "Farmer's Almanac".
 
1245 BCE: Battle of Nihriya: Tukulti-Ninurta I of Assyria defeats Tudḍalia IV of the Hittites.
 
 
1245 BCE: Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I defeats Hittites at Nihriya. Assyrians rule Syria.
 
 
1245 BCE: Battle of Nihriya, Tukulti-Ninurta I defeats the Hittites.
 
 
1244 BCE - 1208 BCE: Reign of Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I who honors the god by taking his name.
 
 
1244 BCE - 1208 BCE: Reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I, Ashur renovated. Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta built across from city.
 
 
1244 BCE - 1208 BCE: Reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I, King of Assyria.
 
1244 BCE - 1208 BCE: Reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I, Hittites conquered.
 
 
1225 BCE: Tukulti-Ninurta I sacks Babylon.
 
 
1225 BCE: Tukulti-Ninurta I marches on Babylon and sacks it, temples plundered.
 
 
1208 BCE: Tukulti-Ninurta I assassinated.
 
 
884 BCE - 859 BCE: Reign of Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II who dedicates the city of Kalhu to Ninurta.
 
 
879 BCE: Ashurnasirpal II declares Kalhu capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, dedicates temple to Ninurta.
 
 
681 BCE - 669 BCE: Reign of Esarhaddon of Neo-Assyrian Empire, who regularly invokes Ninurta.
 
 
668 BCE - 627 BCE: Reign of Ashurbanipal of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, regularly mentions Ninurta in his inscriptions.
 
 
612 BCE: Fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and destruction of Ninurta's temples.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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