Ashuretililani, king of Assyria, improves Nabu's temple at Calah, 229.
And Resen between Nineveh and Calah; the same is a great city.
Esar-haddon was the builder of a palace at Nineveh as well as of one which he erected at Calah for Assur-bani-pal.
It was his son, Shalmaneser I, to whom the foundation of Calah is ascribed.
Asshur-izir-pal built him a magnificent temple at Nimrud (Calah).
He erected a temple to the god at Calah, and granted him many resounding titles.
The other was at Calah, where her husband had also a temple.
The report of these events, reaching Calah, awoke the ambition of Shalmaneser.
Besides the magnificent palace which he built at Calah, Asshur-izir-pal is known also to have erected a certain number of temples.
He had another temple at Calah; besides which he had four "arks" or "tabernacles," the emplacement of which is uncertain.
one of the most ancient cities of Assyria. "Out of that land he [i.e., Nimrod] went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah, and Resen" (Gen. 10:11, R.V.). Its site is now marked probably by the Nimrud ruins on the left bank of the Tigris. These cover an area of about 1,000 acres, and are second only in size and importance to the mass of ruins opposite Mosul. This city was at one time the capital of the empire, and was the residence of Sardanapalus and his successors down to the time of Sargon, who built a new capital, the modern Khorsabad. It has been conjectured that these four cities mentioned in Gen. 10:11 were afterwards all united into one and called Nineveh (q.v.).