Ecbatana

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Ec·ba·ta·na

 (ĕk-băt′n-ə)
A city of ancient Media on the site of present-day Hamadan in western Iran. It was captured by Cyrus the Great in 549 bc and plundered by Alexander, Seleucus I, and Antiochus III.

Ecbatana

(ɛkˈbætənə)
n
(Placename) an ancient city in Iran, on the site of modern Hamadān; capital of Media and royal residence of the Persians and Parthians

Ec•bat•a•na

(ɛkˈbæt n ə)

n.
the ancient capital of Media: at the site of modern Hamadan in W Iran.