Resafa

Resafa

Resafa, known in Roman times as Sergiopolis and briefly as Anastasiopolis, is an archaeological site situated south-west of the city of Al-Raqqah, Syria. The site dates to the 9th century BC, when a military camp was built by the Assyrians. During Roman times it was a desert outpost fortified to defend against the Sassanid Persians. In the 8th century, the Umayyad Caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik made the city his favoured residence, and built several palaces around it.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Al-Raqqah Governorate

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Assyrian

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Roman & Byzantine & Islamic Monuments

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