Syria Border & The Ancient City of Dara

It doesnโ€™t get much better than this!

Syria Border

After last nights camp somewhere near the Iraq border, this morning we left in the early hours and stopped at the Syrian border where we had breakfast with some shepherd children, before heading to the Ancient City of Dara.

More pictures to follow, but hereโ€™s a few shots from the day.

Dating back to the 6th Century, The Dara Mesopotamia ruins do not often appear in tourism brochures of Turkey despite their importance in the historical world. The city was a strong fortress for the Romans and one of the most populated areas in ancient Mesopotamia.

Its importance stems from its use as a Roman fortress in the sixth century and as the location of the famous battle of Dara. Excavations started on the ruins in 1986 and according to locals, historians did not leave until two years ago.

Mardin City in the background

1 thought on “Syria Border & The Ancient City of Dara

  1. Wonderful blog.
    Thanks for your insightful observations.

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