Ctesiphon

Ctesiphon

Ctesiphon was the capital city of the Parthian and Sasanian Empires. It was one of the great cities of late ancient Mesopotamia. Its most conspicuous structure remaining today is the great archway of Ctesiphon. Today, the remains of the city lie in Baghdad Governorate, Iraq, approximately 35 km south of the city of Baghdad.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Baghdad Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 2nd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Parthian Empire

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Persian Monuments

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