Samosata

Ancient city in southeast Turkey, situated on the right bank of a major crossing-point on the Euphrates, 64 km/40 mi northwest of Urfa. It was formerly a strategic frontier post and caravan...
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Samosata

Samosata (sumos'utu) , ancient city of N Syria, on the Euphrates. It was founded c.150 B.C. as the capital of the Commagene kingdom. Taken by the Romans in A.D. 72, it was of some importance in later Roman times. The Arabs took it in the 7th cent. Lucian was born there.
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