Ctesiphon

Ctesiphon

[tes-uh-fon]
noun
a ruined city in Iraq, on the Tigris, near Baghdad: an ancient capital of Parthia.
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Ctesiphon (ˈtɛsɪˌfɒn)
 
n
an ancient city on the River Tigris about 100 km (60 miles) above Babylon. First mentioned in 221 bc, it was destroyed in the 7th and 8th centuries ad

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