mrzurnaci said:it was the largest of the capitals.
Personally, I think Ashur is better as it was our cultural and religious center prior to Christianity.
yesNeta1991 said:Nimrud might be better than Nineveh, because it was more beautiful, with its palaces and zoo etc, and Nimrud was also once the largest city in the world, with about 75000 people living in Nimrud according to wikipedia, but Nineveh was once also the largest city, with its population.
When you say "largest city", you mean population, right?
Are you for real? These two cities have nothing on Nineveh. For starters, Assyria peaked in ancient times. So it's understandable why the cities in those days "matter".mrzurnaci said:and why does ancient Assyrian cities matter? We should focus on the medieval Assyrian cities like Edessa and Tagrita
Neon said:Are you for real? These two cities have nothing on Nineveh. For starters, Assyria peaked in ancient times. So it's understandable why the cities in those days "matter".
mrzurnaci said:that's really debatable, I can argue that Assyria peaked prior to Islam; especially considering the schools, churches, monasteries, and religions that were popping up within Assyria like Manichaeism and the Assyrian sect of Zoroastrianism