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Iraq (33.09558 44.17498)
The capital, Ninus or Nineveh, was taken by the Medes under Cyaxares, and some 200 years after Xenophon passed over its site, then mere mounds of earth. It remained buried until 1845, when Botta and Layard discovered the ruins of the Assyrian cities. The principal remains are those of Khorsabad, 16 km (10 mi) N.E. of Mosul; of Nimroud, supposed to be the ancient Calah; and of Kouyunjik, in all probability the ancient Nineveh. In these cities are found fragments of several great buildings which seem to have been palace-temples. They were constructed chiefly of sun-dried bricks, and all that remains of them is the lower part of the walls, decorated with sculpture and paintings, portions of the pavements, a few indications of the elevation, and some interesting works connected with the drainage.
Tigris River, Qaryat Samrah, Al-Alam Subdsitrict, Tikrit District, Saladin Governorate, 34001, Iraq (34.73249 43.66381)
Coordinates: 31.00471 39.53880 38.47890 47.45337 - Minimum elevation: -29 m - Maximum elevation: 4,480 m - Average elevation: 831 m
Karayzi Said, Pyramaqrun, Sub District Piramagrun, قەزای دووکان, Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq (35.75915 45.13293)
Coordinates: 35.73915 45.11293 35.77915 45.15293 - Minimum elevation: 687 m - Maximum elevation: 1,368 m - Average elevation: 813 m
ساحة المحافظة - Governorate Park, شه قامی شیرکو فاتیع, Mahallat Sari Kuhyah, Kirkuk, 36001, Iraq (35.46032 44.38263)
Coordinates: 35.45982 44.38207 35.46084 44.38305 - Minimum elevation: 302 m - Maximum elevation: 411 m - Average elevation: 334 m