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Ctesiphon

[tes-uh-fon]
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noun
  1. a ruined city in Iraq, on the Tigris, near Baghdad: an ancient capital of Parthia.
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Ctesiphon

noun
  1. 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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