The Roman theatre at Bosra is often cited as being one of the best preserved Roman theatres in the world. It was fortified and used as a citadel in the Islamic era and retained this defensive function with local people living inside the structure until they were evicted under the French Mandate in the 1920s. Today part of the building houses a mosaic museum and the theatre is still used for concerts and cultural events.
Date of Visit
1st December 1992 to 1st January 1970
Cherryl & Richmond Hunt
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Emma Loosley, “Bosra Theatre,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed July 16, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/218.