Ctesiphon

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Ctes·i·phon

 (tĕs′ə-fŏn′, tē′sə-)
An ancient city of central Iraq on the Tigris River southeast of Baghdad. As the residence of Parthian kings it was renowned for its splendor. The Arabs captured and plundered the city in 637.

Ctesiphon

(ˈtɛsɪˌfɒn)
n
(Placename) 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

Ctes•i•phon

(ˈtɛs əˌfɒn)

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