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Bosra pictures بصرى‎

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Bosra has more to offer than "just" its theatre, but as it is one of the best preserved in the world, and has a remarkable black stone as building material, and as it finally was later turned into a fortification the theatre draws like a magnet. Tourists flock here, and do their utmost best to spoil each others pictures by constantly being in the field of view. I did clone a few out, but not many - I mainly had to wait and wait and wait. I suppose many tours will just do the theatre and then head on, but I spent quite some time in the antique town in the back of the theatre. By then some rain set in, so not all pictures have the sunny appearance that would have brightened that black stone a bit.
In 2021 I finally found the time to write captions to several of the pictures, though some remain unidentified. GPS was used all day, so viewing the map can help. And if you know about some picture, please write a comment. Due to the war some harm has been done to what looked well-preserved in my pictures.

You may wish to compare this to another theatre at Jeble.
Theatre in Bosra
Theatre in Bosra
Mosque of ‘Umar
Mosque of ‘Umar
East Gate
East Gate
boscath
boscath
Centralised church
Centralised church
Bosra South Baths 0684.jpg
Bosra South Baths 0684.jpg
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Bosra South Baths 0685.jpg
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Bosra colonnaded street 0686.jpg
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Bosra Episcopal Palace 0768.jpg
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Bosra apr 2009 0770.jpg
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