There are historic monuments that you will never get to visit. They are the silent victims of war zones, they stood proud for millennia only to be destroyed by bombs and crossfire.
These places take their legacy with them in the rubble of war.
Ancient city of Bosra, Syria
Bosra, once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia, was an important stopover on the ancient caravan route to Mecca. A magnificent 2nd-century Roman theater, early Christian ruins and several mosques are found within its great walls. Archaeologists have revealed the site is now severely damaged from mortar shelling from the current armed conflict.
The Great Mosque of Aleppo, Syria
The mosque, built between the 8th and 13th centuries, is reputedly home to the remains of John the Baptist's father. It...
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