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Ecbatana

Background

Ecbatana was the capital city of the ancient Median Empire and became one of the most important cities throughout the ancient world. It became one of the three capitals of the Persian Empire under Cyrus the Great along with Pasargadae and the Elamite city of Susa.

Media - Mesopotamian Empires Map (600 BCE)

Mesopotamian Empires 600 BCE - Historical Atlas (1923)

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