the ancient capital of Assyria: its ruins are opposite Mosul, on the Tigris River, in N Iraq.
an ancient empire in SW Asia: greatest extent from about 750 to 612 b.c. Capital: Nineveh.
the ancient capital of Assyria, on the River Tigris opposite the present-day city of Mosul (N Iraq): at its height in the 8th and 7th centuries bc; destroyed in 612 bc by the Medes and Babylonians
an ancient kingdom of N Mesopotamia: it established an empire that stretched from Egypt to the Persian Gulf, reaching its greatest extent between 721 and 633 bc. Its chief cities were Assur and Nineveh