Decapolis

[ dih-kap-uh-lis ]
/ dɪˈkæp ə lɪs /

noun

a region in the NE part of ancient Palestine: confederacy of ten cities in the 1st century b.c.
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Decapolis

/ (dɪˈkæpəlɪs) /

noun

a league of ten cities, including Damascus, in the northeast of ancient Palestine: established in 63 bc by Pompey and governed by Rome
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