Photographer's Note

Ancient Roman Theatre at Bosra (Busra ash Sham)

The original Busra was a Nabatean capital of the northern end of that empire. The Romans captured it and the rest of the empire in the second century AD. 80,000 inhabitants and a great urban design with baths and gardens, colonnades and underground markets has the capital of the Roman province Arabia. Greatly planned and from hard basalt establishes for the eternity.

15 to 20 thousand spectators had place at the Roman Theatre and from upper ranks a far view to the fruitful country of the landscape Hauran. The Roman theatre was developed in 12th century to a Arab fortress.

Bosra is an archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Additional Photos by Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5110 W: 56 N: 10483] (43763)
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