from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western Iran west-southwest of Tehran. An ancient city, it was captured by Alexander the Great in 330 B.C. and later ruled by Seleucid kings, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs (after A.D. 645). Population: 480,000.


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  • Turks re-conquer the Jews and kill Alroy, thus concluding the action where the novel began, with the Jewish people in Hamadan under Turkish control.

    Introduction - Critical Apparatus

  • Another anecdote is told of a priest in Hamadan, whose daughter was married to an Armenian who went to India on business which detained him some time.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • From this mountain it is a journey of twenty days to Hamadan, which is the great city of Media, where there are 30,000 Israelites.

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • It is seen that with improved communication Russian trade may be made to compete successfully at Hamadan, which is only about fifty miles further from the Caspian Sea base than Tehran, and there will also be the advantage of a return trade in cotton from

    Persia Revisited

  • Though our business was already hit by recession and the terror attacks, we still used to get customers who were staying in the hotel, but now there is no one, 'Hamadan's Khan explained.

    India eNews

  • Ecbatana: Modern Hamadan in western Iran, it was the Median capital and major palace center under the Persian Empire.

    Alexander the Great

  • "In the last two days we planted okra and corn," Fatima and Hamadan's 22-year-old son Mohammed explains proudly.

    Salena Tramel: Gaza Diaries: Leaving a Legacy of Seeds

  • Bodyguards react after the sound of an explosion behind the entourage of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as he is welcomed to Hamadan.

    Iran Denies Attack on Ahmadinejad's Convoy

  • Al Arabiya said the blast took place in Hamadan, about 280 kilometers southwest of Tehran, as Mr. Ahmadinejad was about to address a crowd.

    Iran Denies Attack on Ahmadinejad's Convoy

  • Clergymen and their militant followers have succeeded in destroying some heritage sites -- like a Parthian fortress and sanctuary near the city of Hamadan.

    Jamsheed K. Choksy: Shiism, Nationalism, and the Past Clash in Modern Iran


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