- the ancient capital of Assyria: its ruins are opposite Mosul, on the Tigris River, in N Iraq.
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Examples from the Web for ninevite
The pisé vaults of the Ninevite palaces could never have stood so well.A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1
This is the good genius that in Persian and Ninevite sculpture accompanies the king when performing any important act.The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical
Frank H. Stauffer
There is first, for instance, the assuredly intended and resolute abstraction of the Ninevite and Egyptian sculptors.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)
In rendering the various circumstances of daily life, Egyptian and Ninevite sculpture is as frank and as diffuse as the Gothic.The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3),
He might have stepped out of some Ninevite or Egyptian sculpture.
- a native or inhabitant of Nineveh, the ancient capital of Assyria
- the ancient capital of Assyria, on the River Tigris opposite the present-day city of Mosul (N Iraq): at its height in the 8th and 7th centuries bc; destroyed in 612 bc by the Medes and Babylonians
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