Visual Timeline: Kalhu
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1274 BCE - 1245 BCE: Reign of Shalmaneser I who builds city of Kalhu at the site of pre-existing trade community.
884 BCE - 859 BCE: Reign of King Ashurnasirpal II who re-buiilds and restores Kalhu in 879 BCE.
879 BCE: Ashurnasirpal II holds 10-day festival inaugurating Kalhu as the new capital of Assyrian Empire.
879 BCE - 706 BCE: Kalhu is capital of Assyrian Empire.
745 BCE - 727 BCE: Reign of Tiglath Pileser III who renovates Kalhu and builds Central Palace.
722 BCE - 705 BCE: Reign of Sargon II who moves the capital from Kalhu to Dur-Sharrukin.
706 BCE: Capital is moved from Kalhu to Dur-Sharrukin by Sargon II.
706 BCE - 612 BCE: Kalhu serves as provincial capital and part-time royal residence.
612 BCE: Fall of the Assyrian Empire, Kalhu is destroyed by invading coalitions.