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The Roman Military Base at Dura-Europos, Syria: An Archaeological Visualization

Simon James


Dura-Europos, a Parthian-ruled Greco-Syrian city, was captured by Rome c.AD165. It then accommodated a Roman garrison until its destruction by Sasanian siege c.AD256. Excavations of the site between the World Wars made sensational discoveries, and with renewed exploration from 1986 to 2011, Dura remains the best-explored city of the Roman East. A critical revelation was a sprawling Roman military base occupying a quarter of the city's interior. This included swathes of civilian housing converted to soldiers' accommodation and several existing sanctuaries, as well as baths, an amphitheatre, hea ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743569
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198743569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon James, author