Ancient Dura Europus in Syria
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Ancient Dura Europus

A tell site on the middle Euphrates River in Syria which was an important Parthian city, serving as a centre for trade, where merchants from areas as far apart as Palestine and Mesopotamia met. The site was occupied from its foundation by the Seleucids in the late 4th century BC until its destruction by Sassanians in AD 256.

The walled city was laid out on a grid plan and excavations have revealed many sanctuaries and temples dedicated to the manifold deities of the mixed population that lived there including Christians and Jews as well as others. Architectural styles, burials, frescoes and reliefs all demonstrate a wide range of cultural and artistic influcnces ..... (AHSFC)

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