- Collection: Bosra
Bosra Basilica of the Monk Bahira
This basilica is a pre-Christian basilica, probably dating from the C3rd that was later adapted for use as a church. It has also been traditionally linked to the monk who supposedly discussed religion with the Prophet Mohammad in the city.
Tags: Architecture, Bahira, Basalt, Basilica, Bosra, C3rd, Mohammad, Roman, Syria
Bosra Bath complex
A bath complex in the vicinity of the theatre of Bosra.
Tags: Architecture, Basalt, Bath, Bosra, Syria
Bosra Cathedral of SS. Leontius and Bacchus
The C5th cathedral of Bosra has a quatrefoil centralised floor plan terminating in the east end in a complex arrangement of a central apse, flanked by two chambers that then link through to two further small subsidiary apses to north and south. Therefore the east end is divided into five chambers, three being apsed and two that presumably functioned as sacristies or martyria.
Tags: Architecture, Basalt, Bosra, C5th, Cathedral, Centrally-Planned, Martyrium, St. Bacchus, St. Leontius, Syria
Bosra city gate
One of the city gates of Bosra built of the local basalt.
Tags: Archaeology, Architecture, Basalt, Bosra, City gate, Roman, Roman road, Syria, Wall
Bosra Mosque of Omar
This mosque dates to the early C8th and was founded by the Caliph Omar when he conquered Syria.
Tags: Architecture, Bosra, C8th, Caliph, Mosque, Omar, Syria
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.
Tags: Architecture, Basalt, Bosra, Citadel, Early Islamic, Mosaic, Roman, Syria, Theatre