Achaemenid Settlements > Gabae
The ancient city of Gabae is mentioned several times in our sources, but is not very well-known. This is unlikely to change, because the site is now occupied by the city of Isfahan, one of the largest metropoles in the world. In the spring of 330, Alexander the Great, pursuing the last Achaemenid king Darius III Codomannus, passed through Gabae. The fact that the town is mentioned in our sources proves that it existed in Achaemenid times.