August 10 612 BC: Nineveh, the Largest City in the World, Fell

August 10, 2020 - General
Assyrian soldiers carry beheaded heads of their prisoners as depicted on a wall in the South-West Palace at Nineveh, during the “First” Fall of Neneveh.          Source: Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin / CC BY-SA 4.0

On this day, 2,632 years ago, the ancient metropolis of Nineveh fell. “ABC 3” is a historiographical text from ancient Babylonia which records August 10th 612 BC as the date of this dramatic occurrence. At that time, Nineveh was the largest city in the world and the capital of Assyria. 

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