Thapsacus


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Thapsacus

(thăp`səkəs), ancient city, N central Syria, on the Euphrates. It was at a ford in the river, which was the chief crossing for many hundreds of miles and was used by various conquerors, including Alexander the Great. It is the Tiphsah of 1 Kings 4.24.
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While Alexander was in Carmania, he gave orders for the construction of ships at Thapsacus, and instructed that they were to be sailed down to Babylon (A.
The Ten Thousand crossed the awesome Euphrates at Thapsacus (probably modern Ar Raqqah) and followed the river south to Cunaxa.
The compilers mentioned only such places that were associated with important military or political events, and even so they never specified where exactly Thapsacus was located on the Euphrates and at what place Alexander crossed the Tigris.