Alqosh, also known as Al-qosh or Alqush, is an Assyrian town in northern Iraq. It is located 31 miles north of Mosul. Alqosh traces its history back into the ancient Assyrian empire and perhaps even further. The earliest mentioning of Alqosh appears in Sennacherib’s era 750 BC as evidenced by the mural inside Sennacherib’s palace that was discovered in Tel Kuyunjik/Qüyüjik in Mosul. Today, Alqosh is a Chaldean Catholic village and one of the few places where Aramaic is still spoken.