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Arbela

[ahr-bee-luh] /ɑrˈbi lə/
noun
1.
an ancient city of Assyria, E of the Tigris, on the site of modern Erbil: headquarters of Darius III before his defeat by Alexander the Great at Gaugamela 331 b.c.
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Arbela

/ɑːˈbiːlə/
noun
1.
an ancient city in Assyria, near which the Battle of Arbela took place (331 bc), in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians Modern name Erbil
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ancient town, northern Iraq. It is situated 48 miles (77 km) east of Mosul in the foothills of the mountains that rise to the east. It is a trade centre for agricultural produce. A rail terminus, it is also linked by roads to Turkey, Syria, and Iran.

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