Bosra was once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia and still features a 2nd-century Roman theater within the Old City walls. It contains a number of monuments from the Nabataean, Byzantine and Umayyad periods, too.
The city, however, has been the site of considerable fighting during the Syrian civil war, putting much of the Old City at risk. There have been reports of shelling and bombing in the city, and online videos have appeared to show snipers shooting from the theater. Relics from the site have been looted since at least 2012. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»