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ARDERICCA

ARDERICCA (Ἀρδέρικκα), a small place in Assyria on the Euphrates above Babylon (Hdt. 1.185), about which the course of the Euphrates was made very tortuous by artificial cuts. The passage of Herodotus is unintelligible to us, and the site of Ardericca unknown.

Herodotus (6.119) gives the same name to another place in Cissia to which Darius, the son of Hystaspes, removed the captives of Eretria. It was, according to Herodotus, 210 stadia from Susa (Sus), and 40 stadia from the spring from which were got asphalt, salt, and oil.

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