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Dura-Europos: The Pompeii of the Desert

Dura-Europos was an ancient town on the Euphrates River in what is now Syria. Originally a Babylonian town, it was captured by the Romans in 165 BCE. Destroyed by the Sasanian dynasty in 256, it was abandoned, covered by sand and mud, and disappeared from sight for nearly 1,700 years until it was rediscovered in 1920. Its ruins give an unusually detailed picture of everyday life there and have provided finds including armor, paintings, and the world's oldest preserved version of what? More...
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Dura-Europos: The Pompeii of the Desert
Dura-Europos was an ancient town on the Euphrates River in what is now Syria. Originally a Babylonian town, it was captured by the Romans in 165 BCE. Destroyed by the Sasanian dynasty in 256, it was abandoned, covered by sand and mud, and disappeared from sight for nearly 1,700 years until it was rediscovered in 1920.
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