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Dara Castle (Daras Anastasiupolis)

Founded approximately at 35 km to the north west of Nusaybin in the beginning of the 6th century AD against the rising threats from the Sassanids, ancient city of Dara was named Anastasiopolis after her founder Anastasius. A typical Roman city with her interesting rock tombs and churches, necropolis, cisterns, bridges, city walls, agora and public areas, Dara is waiting ... Read More »

Dara Ruins

The ruins are in the village of Oğuz, 30 km to the southeast of Mardin city center. Once one of the most important cities in antique Mesopotamia, the site now hosts a tiny village. The city was garrisoned by Emperor Anastasius in 506 and was an important link in the chain of defensive outposts along the Euphrates protecting the eastern ... Read More »