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Ecbatana

[ ek-bat-n-uh ]

noun

  1. ancient name of Hamadan.


Ecbatana

/ ɛkˈbætənə /

noun

  1. an ancient city in Iran, on the site of modern Hamadān; capital of Media and royal residence of the Persians and Parthians


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Now when he was come about Ecbatana, he received the news of what had happened to Nicanor and Timotheus.

Hamadan, which is now in a state of ruin, is said to stand on or near the site of the ancient Ecbatana.

It is certain that at a very early date it was the rival of Ecbatana, of Nineveh, and of Babylon.

I thought sometimes that I should have died of the weariness of Ecbatana.

"I was about to send it to Ecbatana," answered Atossa with perfect simplicity.

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