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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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.
The city of Susa was the old capital of the kingdom of Elam, a land of southern Mesopotamia stretching into the Zagros Mountains of Persia to the east.
Winter was settling on the Zagros Mountains to the east as the new year began at Susa.
They could easily have sent huge forces of men to check out every waterfall in the Zagros Mountains due east of Baghdad, Hilla,and Qurna by now.
Thus, the American force left the foothills of the Zagros Mountains with everything they had come for in their grasp: Lilyand the Piece.
Within minutes, the jagged peaks of the Zagros Mountains rose up before them, the boundary line between Iraq and Iran.
As spring was beginning and the Zagros Mountains were blooming with wildflowers, Alexander at last began the march from Ecbatana to Babylon.