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A view of the city of Hatra. The city, fortified and most prominent under the the Parthian Empire, withstood multiple invasions by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, thanks to its strong fortificatons.The city's remnants, such as the Maran Temple seen here, blend Hellenistic and Roman architectural influences. Photo: Courtesy of Joanne Farchakh-Bajjaly.