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Medes began attacking the cities of Kalhu and Nineveh

614 BC
Nineveh and Assur (Present-Day Iraq)

In July or August of 614 BC, the Medes began attacking the cities of Kalhu and Nineveh. They then besieged Assur, the ancient political (and still religious) heart of Assyria. The siege was successful and the city endured a brutal sack.


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