Bosra

Bosra

Bosra, also called Bostra, Busrana, Bozrah, Bozra and officially known Busra al-Sham, is a town in southern Syria. Bosra has an ancient history and during the Roman era it was a prosperous provincial capital and Metropolitan Archbishopric. The settlement was first mentioned in the documents of Thutmose III and Akhenaten (14th century BC). Bosra was the first Nabataean city in the 2nd century BC. The city was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Daraa Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 2nd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Nabataean

Later Cultures: Roman

Site Features: Nabataean & Roman Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Ancient City of Bosra

Date of Inscription: 1980

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