Harran


Harran
Har·ran (hä-ränʹ)
See Haran.

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▪ ancient city, Turkey
also spelled  Haran , Roman  Carrhae 

      ancient city of strategic importance, now a village, in southeastern Turkey. It lies along the Balīkh River, 24 miles (38 km) southeast of Urfa. The town was located on the road that ran from Nineveh to Carchemish and was regarded as of considerable importance by the Assyrian kings. Its chief cult in Assyrian times was that of the moon god. It is frequently mentioned in the Bible; Abraham's family settled there when they left Ur of the Chaldeans (Genesis 11:31–32).

      In Roman times, Carrhae (Carrhae, Battle of) was the scene of a disastrous defeat of the Roman governor Crassus by the Parthians (53 BC) and of a later defeat of the emperor Galerius by the Persian king Narses (AD 297). Pop. (2000) 8,784.

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