Category Archives: Syria ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ

Ancient City of Bosra

Bosra, once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia, was an important stopover on the ancient caravan route to Mecca. A magnificent 2nd-century Roman theatre, early Christian ruins and several mosques are found within its great walls.

Since 1980 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Pieter for the postcard.

siria - bosra

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Site of Palmyra

An oasis in the Syrian desert, north-east of Damascus, Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences.

Since 1980 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Giorgio for the postcard.

Thanks to Pieter for the postcard.

siria - palmira