Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Arbela (mod. Erbil), a small town in Asiatic Turkey (formerly Assyria) about 40 miles east of Mosul (the ancient Nineveh). The battle in which Alexander the Great finally overthrew Darius (331 B.C.) takes its name from this place, but was in fact fought on the plain of Gaugamela, fifty miles to the westward.