Shaqqa

Shaqqa

Shaqqa or Shakka, in ancient times it was known as Saccaea, is a Syrian town in As Suwayda Governorate in southern Syria. it was an important city situated in the Roman province of Arabia, and was given the rank of a city and the name Maximianopolis in 287 AD. The city contains many Roman buildings and monuments.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: As-Suwayda Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 3rd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Roman & Byzantine Monuments

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