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    Ekbatana,Hamedan

    اکباتان ، هکمتانه، هاگماتان


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    Ecbatana, one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Ecbatana is an ancient city on the site of which stands the today’s Hamedan, Iran. Ecbatana was the capital of Media. Situated at the foot of Mount Alvand, Ecbatana was the summer residence of the Achaemenid kings and one of the residences of the Parthian kings. Ecbatana is also mentioned in the Hebrew Bible under the name Achmetha.According to ancient Greek writers, the city was founded in about 678 B.C. by Deioces, who was the first king of the Medes. The Greek historian Herodotus described the city in the 5th century B.C. as being surrounded by seven concentric walls. Ecbatana was captured from the Median ruler Astyages by the Persian king Cyrus the Great. (Wikipedia) - Ecbatana
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    Ecbatana Location Region Coordinates Type
    Golden rhyton from Iran''s Achaemenid period, excavated at Ecbatana (Tell Hagmatana). Kept at National Museum of Iran.
    Shown within Iran
    Hamedan, Hamadan Province, Iran
    Zagros Mountains
    34°48′23″N 48°30′58″E / 34.80639°N 48.51611°E / 34.80639; 48.51611Coordinates: 34°48′23″N 48°30′58″E / 34.80639°N 48.51611°E / 34.80639; 48.51611
    Settlement
    Underground excavations in Ecbatana (Tell Hagmatana)Excavations in Ecbatana (Tell Hagmatana)

    Ecbatana (Old Persian:

    Tags:Achaemenid, Alvand, Astyages, Bible, Cyrus, Cyrus the Great, Deioces, Ecbatana, Greek, Hamadan, Hamedan, Hebrew, Herodotus, Iran, Medes, Media, National Museum of Iran, Old Persian, Parthian, Persian, Wikipedia, Zagros, Zagros Mountains


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