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Kalhu/Calah/‘Larisa’?

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: M. Roaf, St J. Simpson
Contributors: R. Talbert, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, Sean Gillies, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, Eric Kansa
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Last modified Feb 03, 2018 06:18 AM History
An ancient Assyrian city located 20 miles south of the city of Mosul, Iraq, and now known as Nimrud. The city occupies a strategic position six miles north of the point where the Tigris river meets its tributary the Great Zab.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/894019

36.0970255, 43.32960965
  • Calah (unspecified date range)
  • Kalaḫ (2000 BC - 650 BC)
  • Kalhu (750 BC - 30 BC)
  • Kalḫu (Akkadian, 5500 BC - 540 BC)
  • Kalḫu (Dialect of Akkadian Assyrian, 5500 BC - 540 BC)
  • Less than certain: Larisa (550 BC - 330 BC)
  • Nimrud (German, 720 BC - 540 BC)
  • Nimrud (5500 BC - 650 BC)
  • Nimrūd (Modern Standard Arabic, 5500 BC - AD 2000)

settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 91 E1 Kalhu/Calah/‘Larisa’?

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Nimrud. The name Nimrud is believed to be derived from an association with the Biblical figure "Nimrod" (Genesis 10:11-10:12, Micah 5:5, Chronicles 1:10). In 1850 Henry Rawlinson identified the city as the Biblical city of Calah (Kalhu, Kalakh; in Hebrew כלח and in Greek χαλαχ). The site covered an area of 360 hectares.

The site is first mentioned under Salmanassar I (1263-1234 BC) and Aššurnaṣirpal II (883-858) would make it the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire following Assur.


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M. Roaf, St J. Simpson, R. Talbert, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, Sean Gillies, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Kalhu/Calah/‘Larisa’?: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/894019> [accessed: 21 July 2018]

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