Anazarbus

Anazarbus

Anazarbus, Ain Zarba was an ancient Cilician city. It was located in Anatolia in modern Turkey. The city was first founded by Assyrians in the 1st century BC. Anazarbus played a considerable part in the struggles between the Byzantine Empire and the early Muslims. It had been rebuilt by Harun al-Rashid in 796 AD, refortified at great expense by the Hamdanid Sayf al-Dawla in mid-10th century AD, and again destroyed in 962 AD by Nikephoros II Phokas.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Adana Province

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Assyrian

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Byzantine & Islamic Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Ancient City of Anazarbos

Date of Submission: 2014

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