The city of Cyrrhus lies to the north of the Limestone Massif near the contemporary Syrian-Turkish border. Today it is known locally as Nebi Uri as a late antique tomb on the site is believed by the local population to be the tomb of the Old Testament prophet Uriah. Apart from the tomb, the most notable remains still extant are the Roman bridge and amphitheatre - there is little clear evidence above ground of the Christian city that played a significant role in the C5th church councils thanks to the participation of Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrrhus.
Date of Visit
1st April to 1st May 1997
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Emma Loosley, “Cyrrhus,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed October 25, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/217.