Amida (modern Diyarbakır) was a town situated on the west bank of the upper Tigris. In the 4th century CE was included into the system of the Roman defensive strategy in Northern Mesopotamia. In 359, Šapur II (r. 309-379) led his army against Rome. This campaign became the break-even point in the power balance of the border lands. After seventy-three days he succeeded to break the defenses and sack the city.
Siedlce: UPH, 2018