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Dura-Europos
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I. History of Religions – II. Jewish Community – III. Christian Community

I. History of Religions

The site of ruins (discovered in 1921) situated in southeastern Syria on the right bank of the upper Euphrates near modern As-Salihiya was founded (“Europos”) before 280 bce by Seleukos I Nicator (Seleucids). From 113 bce until its conquest by the Romans in 165 ce, the city was under Parthian dominion (“Dura” = fortification). After its destruction by the Sass…

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Leriche, Pierre, Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle and Rutgers, Leonard V., “Dura-Europos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_03963>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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