Ancient City of Bosra



CountrySyrian Arab Republic
UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationGovernorate of Deraa
CoordinatesN32 31 5.016 E36 28 54.012
Inscription Date1980
In Danger From2013
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
All ThreatsWar
Unesco Reference Number22
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/22
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=22
DescriptionBosra, 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.
StatusWorld Heritage Site