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Arbela Definition

Arbela is a town in ancient Assyria, situated between the Great and the Little Zab in Kurdistan of Iraq. It was founded by Aramaic tribes and became a religious center during the Assyrian kingdom with a temple dedicated to Ishtar. Arbela was part of the Achaemenid Empire for hundreds of years. The battle of Gaugamela fought between Alexander and Dariush 3d was fought 100 km west of Arbela, (Wikipedia) - Arbela

Arbela may refer to:

  • Arbela (genus), an genus of insect
  • An important city of ancient Mesopotamia, the modern city of Arbil in northern Iraq.
  • An important city in ancient Jordan, located on the site of modern Irbid, Jordan
  • Ancient Jewish settlement in Galilee, near the modern moshav Arbel, Israel.
  • The "Battle of Arbela" fought in 331 BC, called by modern historians the Battle of Gaugamela
  • Arbela Township, Michigan
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Tags:Achaemenid, Achaemenid Empire, Aramaic, Arbela, Arbil, Assyria, Assyrian, Dariush, Erbil, Gaugamela, Iraq, Israel, Jewish, Jordan, Kurdistan, Mesopotamia, Michigan, Wikipedia, Zab

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