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Zagros Mountains


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

  • A range of western Iran forming the western and southern borders of the central Iranian plateau and rising to 4,550.6 m (14,920 ft).


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  • As soon as most of the snow had melted between Persepolis and Ecbatana, Alexander readied his army for a lightning march up the eastern side of the Zagros Mountains.

    Alexander the Great

  • Winter was settling on the Zagros Mountains to the east as the new year began at Susa.

    Alexander the Great

  • As spring was beginning and the Zagros Mountains were blooming with wildflowers, Alexander at last began the march from Ecbatana to Babylon.

    Alexander the Great

  • The Macedonians rushed at full speed down from the Zagros Mountains toward Persepolis, but when they were almost at the city they saw something that caused Alexander to pause in spite of his haste.

    Alexander the Great

  • After the seven months of daily appeals had failed, Vahedi decided to escape, so he hired two guides and began a 14-hour trek in sub-zero temperatures over the Zagros Mountains and into Ankara, Turkey, Newser is reporting.

    WikiLeaks: Hossein Ghanbarzadeh Vahedi, 75-Year-Old U.S. Dentist Who Fled Iran On Horseback, Revealed

  • Here, it crosses the upper reaches of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers and extends east and southwards along the foothills of the Zagros Mountains.

    Middle East steppe

  • There are a number of protected areas in the Zagros Mountains region.

    Zagros Mountains forest steppe

  • Zagros Mountains forest steppe - Encyclopedia of Earth

    Zagros Mountains forest steppe

  • Advanced degradation is visible even in densely forested areas of the Zagros Mountains and species that are better able to withstand grazing and pruning have crowded out original species, such as Carpinus spp. and Quercus spp., in many areas.

    Zagros Mountains forest steppe

  • The Mooteh Protected Area is located on the eastern side of the Zagros Mountains, about 100 km south of Qom in the northern Esfahan Province.

    Zagros Mountains forest steppe


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