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Dabanas (Ancient Greek: Δαβανάς) was a fortress in Osroene, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.[1] It is mentioned by Procopius[2] and was used by the emperor Justinian I.

Its site is located near Dibni in Asiatic Turkey.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 89, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Procopius, de Aed. 2.4.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Dabanas". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°21′45″N 40°12′39″E / 38.362458°N 40.210888°E / 38.362458; 40.210888