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Topography of Dez river
It is believed that a fortress protected a strategic bridge across the river at Dezful, whence the name, although no trace of this castle remains. The old part of the city adjacent to the bridge is known as the Qaleh (castle).
- Edward Anson, Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek among Macedonians (Brill Academic Publishers, 2004), p. 166.