Arbela

[ ahr-bee-luh ]
/ ɑrˈbi lə /

noun

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

an ancient city in Assyria, near which the Battle of Arbela took place (331 bc), in which Alexander the Great defeated the PersiansModern name: Erbil
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