Philippopolis is a 3rd century Roman archaeological site situated south of Damascus in Syria. I visited the site and took several slides during the 1980s which have been scanned and used to create this website. Philip the Arab ruled the Roman Empire from AD 244 until 249.



Roman mosaic of Opheus playing his lyre.


Michael Fuller making field notes in 1986 at the Philippeion before it restoration by the Syrian Department of Antiquities.


North gate to the city of Philippopolis, Syria.



Roman mosaic at the site of Philippopolis, Syria.


Roman mosaic showing a peacock from Philippopolis, Syria.


Roman mosaic of Dionysios, a satyr and the panther from Philippopolis, Syria.


Closeup of the Roman mosaic of Dionysios, a satyr and the panther from Philippopolis, Syria.


Bust of Philip the Arab from Philippopolis, Syria.


Bust of Philip the Arab from Rome; on display in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Roman mosaic of Dionysios and Aradne from Philippopolis, Syria.


Roman mosaic of Aphrodite from Philippopolis, Syria.


Roman mosaic of the Three Graces (joy, charm, and beauty) from Philippopolis, Syria.


Roman mosaic from Philippopolis, Syria.


Aphrodite and the judgment of Paris from Philippopolis, Syria.


Ares (Mars) in the judgment of Paris mosaic from Philippopolis, Syria.


Roman mosaic of Mosaic Thethys Goddess of Sea from Philippopolis, Syria.


Roman mosaic from Philippopolis, Syria.


Interior of the basilica at Philippopolis, Syria.


Michael Fuller making notes on the exterior of the basilica at Philippopolis, Syria.


Damaged ionic capital manufactured out of basalt at Philippopolis, Syria.

Prepared by Professor Michael Fuller
Website created 21 January 2010
Updated 5 February 2016