CENTRE FOR PIECE PRESENTED AN INFOGRAPHIC “ROMAN THEATRE IN BOSRA, SYRIA”
As a part of INTEGRA project - Integration of Third-country Nationals through Urban Partnerships, the Croatian partner Centre for Peace, nonviolence and human rights represented an infographic about preserved parts of old civilizations.
On July 4th Centre for Peace published “Roman theatre in Bosra, Syria”. The famous theatre was built in the second century AD during the reign of Roman Emperor Trajan. The theatre was originally built outside the walls of the town but later on was completely enclosed by an Ayyūbidfortress. Its role was to serve as a citadel and to guard a road leading to Damascus. The theatre is 102 meters across and has seating for about 15,000 people. It is among the largest theatres of the Ancient Roman civilization. It served a city that once had 80,000 inhabitants. It is also one of the best preserved both in Syria and across the Roman empire. The theatre was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage list in 2013. The site has been damaged in the Syrian Civil War by various military activities conducted nearby.