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Summary

Roman fortress

Class:

  • Castle
  • visible
  • Location ± 25-100 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Dara, Thermae

Public baths.

Battle of Dara (530)

Battle of Dara (530)

Dara [Mesopotamia]

Daras, Anastasiopolis, Iustiniana Nova

Dara - Anastasiopolis, Cistern

Water reservoir

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

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.

Sources:

  1. Zacharias of Mytilene, Syriac Chronicle, Book VII, Chapter VI
  2. Procopius, De Aedificiis, Book II
  3. Brian Croke, James Crow: Procopius and Dara, in: Journal of Roman Studies 73 (1983), pp. 143–159.
  4. Mehmet Kemal Dedeman, Araştıma ve Geliştirme Proje Yarışması 2004, p. 86
  5. talo Furlan, Accertamenti a Dara, Padua 1984