999-0 B.C. Assyrian History

612 - The fall of Nineveh
by The Ashurbanipal Library Committee
Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2000 06:51 pm CST

A combined force of Medes, Scythians, and Babylonian sieged Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, and felled the city within three months. It is unknown how many Assyrians died in this final battle of the Assyrian Empire, but the losses must have been considerable.

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