Ctesiphon

[ tes-uh-fon ]
/ ˈtɛs əˌfɒn /

noun

a ruined city in Iraq, on the Tigris, near Baghdad: an ancient capital of Parthia.

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Ctesiphon
/ (ˈtɛsɪˌfɒn) /

noun

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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