Zarzavan Castle

Zarzavan Castle

Zarzavan Castle or Samachi Castle is a ruined Byzantine castle located in Diyarbakır Province, Turkey. It was built in the 4th century AD as a military base on the ancient trade route between Diyarbakır and Mardin. The castle was in use until the 7th century AD.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Diyarbakır Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 4rd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Byzantine

Site Features: Byzantine Monuments

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