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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 Oct 09, 2018 11:10 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.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


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

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  • 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: 03 August 2020]

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