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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.
705 BCE: Sennacherib moves capital from Dur-Sharrukin to Nineveh.
705 BCE: Sennacherib succeeds Sargon II, moves capital to Nineveh; Dur-Sharrukin is abandoned.
705 BCE: Sennacherib moves the capital to Nineveh, Dur-Sharrukin is abandoned.
700 BCE - 698 BCE: Restoration of Nineveh, Sennacherib builds parks and possibly Hanging Gardens.
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.
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, Nineveh is burned.
627 CE: Site of The Battle of Nineveh which ends the Byzantine-Sassanid war.
627 CE: Byzantine emperor Heraclius wins a crushing victory over the Persian army at Nineveh.
637 CE: Muslim Conquest of Mesopotamia.
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