Dara a significant place in Upper Mesopotamia was named after Darius I, an original Persian “Darayavaush” meaning the “king”. Dara was coquered by Alexander the Greate and became a dominion of the Seleucids. Later Dara was under Romans, the Parthians, the Byzantines, the Sassanids control.
- Zacharias of Mytilene, Syriac Chronicle, Book VII, Chapter VI
- Procopius, De Aedificiis, Book II
- Brian Croke, James Crow: Procopius and Dara, in: Journal of Roman Studies 73 (1983), pp. 143–159.
- Mehmet Kemal Dedeman, Araştıma ve Geliştirme Proje Yarışması 2004, p. 86
- talo Furlan, Accertamenti a Dara, Padua 1984