Accordingly when Sapor II.
It was taken by Tigranes and destroyed by the Persian king Shapur (Sapor) I.
This gigantic work, the line of which may still be traced throughout its course, was formerly called the Khandak Sabur or " Sapor's trench," being ascribed to the Sassanian king, Shapur I.
It was heroically defended against Shapur (Sapor) II., who unsuccessfully besieged it thrice.
He had already become master of the horse when in 383 he was sent by Theodosius (379-395) at the head of an embassy to the Persian king, Sapor III.
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