Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
A large fortified city under the influence of the Parthian Empire and capital of the first Arab Kingdom, Hatra withstood invasions by the Romans in A.D. 116 and 198 thanks to its high, thick walls reinforced by towers. The remains of the city, especially the temples where Hellenistic and Roman architecture blend with Eastern decorative features, attest to the greatness of its civilization.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Hatra", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.