Pronunciation: (kä'läkh), [key]
an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris River, founded 1274 b.c. and destroyed by the Medes 612 b.c.: its ruins are at Nimrud near Mosul in northern Iraq. Biblical name, Calah.
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