"Roman City Gate" As Suwayda' Things to Do Tip by MM212

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  Roman Gate of Dionysias, Dec 2010
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  • Roman Gate of Dionysias, Dec 2010 - As Suwayda'
      Roman Gate of Dionysias, Dec 2010
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  • Suweida's Roman Gate - Dec 2010 - As Suwayda'
      Suweida's Roman Gate - Dec 2010
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One of the few remaining vestiges of Dionysias (i.e., Roman Suweida), this arched structure was the northern city gate. It was built in the same black volcanic stone that gave the town its original Nabataean name, Suda, and its current Arabic name, Suweida, both of which mean the "little black one". The gate is nowadays a mere monument in the centre of a roundabout and a reminder of the city's ancient past.

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