An ancient city on the west bank of the Euphrates, in Syria. Its period of greatest importance was from the late 19th to the mid 18th centuries bc; the vast palace of the last king, Zimri-Lim, has yielded an archive of 25,000 cuneiform tablets, which are the principal source for the history of northern Syria and Mesopotamia at that time
A member of a people of the central Volga valley in Russia
An autonomous republic in European Russia, north of the Volga; population 700,900 (est. 2009); capital, Yoshkar-Ola
another name for Mari El.