The GettyResearch Institute
Research Home Tools Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help

Vernacular Display | English Display

Click the icon to view the hierarchy.

Semantic View (JSONJSONLDRDFN3/TurtleN-Triples)

ID: 6001610
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/6001610

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Ctesiphon (deserted settlement)  Ctesiphon (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.0830  decimal degrees
Long: 044 35 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 44.5830  decimal degrees

Note: Ancient city located on the left (northeast) bank of the Tigris River about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of modern Baghdad, in east-central Iraq. It was the chief city of Seleucid Empire; winter capital of Parthia after 129 BCE; briefly captured by Romans 115 CE; plundered by Arabs 637; fell into decay when Baghdad was founded; Turks defeated British here 1915. The site is famous for the remains of a gigantic vaulted hall, the Ţāq Kisrá, featuring one of the largest single-span brick arches in the world. It is traditionally regarded as the palace of the Sasanian king Khosrow I (reigned 531-579 CE), although Shapur I (reigned 241-272 CE) also undertook work on the site. Other ruins at the site were used as quarries for materials for the building of Baghdad.

Names:
Ctesiphon (preferred,C,V)
Ţāq Kisrá (C,V)
Tusbun (C,V)
Taysafun (C,V)
Tayspun (H,V)
Al Madain (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Iraq (nation)  ........  Iraq (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Baghdād (governorate)  ............  Baghdād (governorate) (P)
Hierarchy of Ctesiphon (deserted settlement)  ................  Ctesiphon (deserted settlement) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Iran (nation)  ........  Iran (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Parthia (historical region)  ............  Parthia (historical region) (P)
Hierarchy of Ctesiphon (deserted settlement)  ................  Ctesiphon (deserted settlement)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Assyria (province)  ........  Assyria (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Ctesiphon (deserted settlement)  ............  Ctesiphon (deserted settlement)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Seleucid Kingdom (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Seleucid Kingdom (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Ctesiphon (deserted settlement)  ........  Ctesiphon (deserted settlement) (P,H)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)  ............  established in ancient times, fell into decay after 7th century CE
archaeological site (C)
ancient site (C)
city (H)
trade center (H)
capital (H)  ............  winter capital of Parthians from 129 BCE; of Persian Empire, 225 CE
inhabited place (H)

Related geographic places:
located on ....  Silk Road .......... (road)
..................  (World) [7031416]

Sources and Contributors:
Al Madain..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 212
Ctesiphon..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 212
....................  Iraq, Natural History (2001)
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 23 February 2016
Ţāq Kisrá..........  [VP]
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 23 February 2016
Taysafun..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 212
Tayspun..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
Tusbun..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 212
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 212
..................  Iraq, Natural History (2001)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004) accessed 15 July 2004
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
..................  Tucker, Silk Road: Travel Companion (2015)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 15 July 2004

 

New Search

Back to Top

Printer Friendly Version

The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust