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
State of Conservation Report
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