Dara

Dara

Dara or Daras was an important East Roman fortress city in northern Mesopotamia on the border with the Sassanid Empire. Because of its great strategic importance, it featured prominently in the Roman-Persian conflicts of the 6th century, with the famous Battle of Dara taking place before its walls in 530 AD. The city is located in Mardin Province, Turkey.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Mardin Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 5th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Byzantine

Site Features: Byzantine Monuments

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