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Caspian Sea

Caspian Sea  

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Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...
Cilicia

Cilicia  

A Roman province, in SE Asia Minor. Tarsus, birthplace of Paul (Acts 22: 3) was one of its towns. Paul twice passed through the area (Acts 15: 40–41 and 18: 23).
elephants

elephants  

The elephant is the largest living land animal, and is taken as a type of something of great size and weight. The Indian elephant was traditionally used as a beast of burden and in the ancient world ...
Jew

Jew  

A member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who trace their origins to the ancient Hebrew people of Israel.The name is Middle English and comes via Old ...
Jordan

Jordan  

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Jordan's King Abdullah has started to establish a more stable democracyJordan has three main zones. First, there is the Jordan Valley region, which lies to the east of the Jordan river and finishes ...
Macedonian wars

Macedonian wars  

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Conflicts fought between Rome and Macedonia in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc. In the first war (211–205) Philip V was opposed by an alliance of Rome, Aetolia, and Pergamum, but with Rome also deeply ...
Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia  

An ancient region of south-west Asia in present-day Iraq, lying between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Its alluvial plains were the site of the ancient civilizations of Akkad, Sumer, Babylonia, and ...
Pergamum

Pergamum  

A city in ancient Mysia, in western Asia Minor, situated to the north of Izmir on a rocky hill close to the Aegean coast. The capital in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc of the Attalid dynasty, it was ...
Persian Gulf

Persian Gulf  

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A shallow, epicontinental sea located between lat. 24°–30° 30′ N. and long. 48°–56° 30′ W., c.1,000 km. long (625 mi.), 200–350 km. wide (125–200 mi.), narrowing to c.60 km. (40 ...
Syria

Syria  

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After several years of retreat Syria is again a major player in Middle East politicsSyria has three main regions. One is a narrow fertile coastal strip that has year-round supplies of water. To the ...
Tralles

Tralles  

A city sometimes attributed to Lydia, sometimes to Caria, on a strong position on the north side of the richest section of the Maeander valley; its wealth and commercial advantages ...
Tripoli

Tripoli  

Ancient port city that passed from Byzantine to Persian and back to Byzantine hands before the Muslim conquest of 638. An independent principality at the time of the First Crusade ...

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