Mari & Europos-Dura sites of Euphrates Valley

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Mari & Europos-Dura sites of Euphrates Valley is part of the Tentative list of Syria in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Mari and Dura Europos both lie on the western bank of Euphrates river and were trading cities. Their combined remains come from the Sumerian, Greek, and Roman periods. Mari dates from 2,900 BC and was purposely built. Its remains constitute a tell, that has only been partly excavated. Over 25,000 clay tablets in Akkadian language written in cuneiform were discovered. Dura Europos was a Hellenistic, Parthian and Roman border city.

Map of Mari & Europos-Dura sites of Euphrates Valley

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Mari & Europos-Dura sites of Euphrates Valley
Country
Syria
Added
2011
Type
Cultural
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2011 Revision

Successor to former TWHS Salhiet al-Fourat (1995-1996)

2011 Added to Tentative List

The site has 2 locations

Mari & Europos-Dura sites of Euphrates Valley: Mari (T)
Mari & Europos-Dura sites of Euphrates Valley: Dura Europos (T)
WHS 1997-2021