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Izra is a Syrian town in the Daraa Governorate, 80km south of Damascus. The ancient city appears in the Amarna Letters and as a Canaanite city in the Bible. The site lies in a naturally fortified, rocky area, and has traditionally been difficult to conquer.

Archaeological evidence in the city, in the form of Roman inscriptions, show the importance of the area. It became a Metrokomia during the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus (222-235 CE), and was known as Zorava. The city remained stable during the Crusades and was not invaded.

Though some of the larger structures were destroyed during various conflicts, but buildings, such as the Basilica of St. George, are still well preserved.

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