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Doura Europos

This fortified town was established by Alexander's lieutenant Seleucos (the founder of the Dynasty) and its name is taken from the village in distant Macedonian in which Alexander (conqueror of Syria in 305 BC) was born. Occupied by the Parathions, then by the Romans, the town was closely linked with Palmyra which it served as an important forward line of defense against the Persians. It was captured and destroyed by the Sassanids in 256 AD, shortly before the fall of the great Syrian metropolis itself. The site is very impressive. It is very clear here how important a frontier the Euphrates was, in the ancient world.

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