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One of the gates of ancient Nineveh, restored
Nineveh is located in Iraq
Location in Iraq
Coordinates: 36°21′34″N 43°09′10″E / 36.35944°N 43.15278°E / 36.35944; 43.15278Coordinates: 36°21′34″N 43°09′10″E / 36.35944°N 43.15278°E / 36.35944; 43.15278

Nineveh (English pronunciation: /ˈnɪn.ɪv.ə/) was an ancient Assyrian city on the eastern side of the Tigris River. It was the capital and a major city of the Assyrian empire.[1] Its ruins are across the river from the modern-day city of Mosul, Iraq.[2]


  1. 2 Kings 19:36
  2. Menko Vlaardingerbroek 2004. The founding of Nineveh and Babylon in Greek historiography. Iraq, vol. 66, Nineveh. Papers of the 49th Rencontre Assriologique Internationale, Part One, pp. 233-241.