Deir Ezzor , Syria

Deir ez Zor, also spelled Dayr az-Zawr, Deir al-Zur and other variants (Arabic: دير الزور‎; Syriac: ܕܝܪܐ ܙܥܘܪܬܐ, Armenian: Տէր Զօր, Der Zor or Դեր Զոր, Ter Zor, Turkish: Deyrizor), is a city in northeastern Syria on the Euphrates River and capital of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, 450 km from the capital, Damascus. As in 2004, there were 239,000 living in the metropolitan area of the city./Wikipedia/
As a green oasis on the Euphrates riverbank, Deir Ezzor and the Euphrates valley date back a long way. Starting in the 3rd century BC, Deir Ezzor was a part of the Akkadian empire under the King Sargon I from 2700 to 2550 BC.



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