Ctesiphon (Iraq)

Ctesiphon is the name of a very old at the confluence of the Tigris and Diyala rivers near Baghdad in what is now . The earliest urban occupations at the site probably represent the Akkadian town of Opis, the capital city of the Babylonia by the 14th century BC. Opis was the site of a battle between the Babylonian King Nabonidus and the Persians (539 BC), and the site of the European against (324 BC).

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