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Cyrrhus

Cyrrhus (Κύρρος): ancient town in northern Syria, base of the Tenth Legion Fretensis.

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Gaugamela (331 BCE)

Battle of Gaugamela (October 1, 331 BCE): decisive battle in the war between Macedonia and the Achaemenid Empire, fought in northern Iraq. The outcome was influenced by a celestial omen that announced the imminent downfall of the Persian king Darius III Codomannus and the succession by Alexander the Great.

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Tyre, city, Octagon

Tyre (Phoenician רצ, ṣūr, "rock"; Greek Τúρος; Latin Tyrus): port in Phoenicia and one of the main cities in the eastern Mediterranean.

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The Nimrud Slab

Nimrud Slab or Calah Orthostat (797 BCE): inscription by Assyrian king Adad-Nirari III, in which he describes his successes in the west.

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