South eastern Anatolia is the gate to Mesopotamia as it was in the past. The ancient period was very violent and Mesopotamia was always under war threat. It was the east border of East Roman Empire.
Dara ancient site was born in this period. It was built as eastern border station of East Roman Empire. Actually it was a fortress and a division was deployed here. Thus we can see many social and military facilities at this ancient site. It seems that their families also resided at this site. We can consider this as a gate to Mesopotamia.
If you visit Mardin province of southeastern Anatolia, don’t forget to schedule a visit to Dara ancient site.
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