As-Suwayda

As-Suwayda

As-Suwayda, also called Sweida, is a city located in southwestern Syria. It was founded by the Nabataeans as Suada. It became known as Dionysias in the Hellenistic and Roman times, for Dionysus the god of wine - the city is situated in a famous ancient wine-producing region.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: As-Suwayda Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 2nd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Nabataean

Later Cultures: Hellenistic + Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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