While evidence at Nimrud indicates that people probably lived in its vicinity beginning as long ago as 3000 BC, the first town-sized population was located there in the 13th century BC. The capital city of Nimrud was built by the Assyrian king, Ashurnasirpal II [who reigned between 883859 B.C]. Excavators at the site included A.H. Layard, Max Mallowan and Henry Rawlinson.
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Also Known As: Calah or Kalhu