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Bostra/Col. Nova Traiana Alexandriana

Creators: E.M. Meyers, J.P. Brown
Contributors: R. Talbert, Adam Prins, Jen Thum, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, Herbert Verreth, Francis Deblauwe, Sean Gillies, B. Siewert-Mayer, Mark Depauw, Eric Kansa
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Last modified Feb 25, 2015 12:19 AM History
The ancient city of Bostra (modern Busra in Syria), where extensive ancient Nabataean, Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad structures still visible. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/678073

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settlement, mosque, temple, sanctuary, shrine, monument, tomb (deprecated), theatre, theater

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 69 D4 Bostra/Col. Nova Traiana Alexandriana

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Busra esh-Sham SYR
 
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 under criteria i, iii, and vi of UNESCO's World Heritage List Operational Guidelines. Specific archaeological components listed in the UNESCO inscription include: 
    • The incorporation of the exceptionally intact 2nd century Roman theatre, complete with its upper gallery, into later fortifications to create a strong citadel guarding the road to Damascus represents a unique architectural achievement. 
    • The remains of the 6th century basilica of the martyrs Sergios, Bacchos and Leontios, the cathedral of Bosra, represent an extremely significant example of the centrally planned churches in terms of the evolution of early church architectural forms. 
    • The Mosque of Omar, restored in 1950, is one of the rare constructions of the 1st century of the Hegira preserved in Syria. 
    • The Madrasa Jâmi' Mabrak an-Nâqua is one of the oldest and most celebrated of Islam.

 


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Meyers, E., J. Brown. "Places: 678073 (Bostra/Col. Nova Traiana Alexandriana)". Pleiades. <http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/678073> [Accessed: July 25, 2016 5:57 am]

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