This is one of the issues we find in modern, "biblical" archaeology: the need to locate everything mentioned in Holy Writ. Scripture is the only place Dalmanutha is mentioned. It is not found in other sources of the time.
On Sept. 24, the president of Iran informed reporters that Israel has "no roots there in history" in the Middle East. But one cannot understand the Jews or Israel if one displaces the first 1,000 years of their history.