The 2nd Century Roman theatre of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bosra

The 2nd Century Roman theatre of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bosra

In the dark volcanic plains of Syria’s south stands one of the country’s foremost sights, the UNESCO World Heritage listed Roman theatre of Bosra. If you’ve just crossed the nearby border with Jordan, this is the perfect introduction to Syria’s rich, varied history and formidable historic ruins. It’s the mixture of styles and uses – the medieval Islamic citadel grafted onto the Roman remains – that makes Bosra a unique and enchanting place, a collage of Corinthian columns and Arabian Nights fortifications. Come here at the right time of year, and Bosra’s festival gives you the chance to be among the 15,000 audience taking in music and dance in the ancient amphitheatre –one of the world’s great live venues.

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