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Shahba (Philippopolis), Syria
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This little town in the Jabal al-Druze boasts the ruins of the Roman city of Philippopolis. Built in the 3C by the Emperor Philip the Arab, who hailed from a pre-existing settlement on the same site, it was abandoned two centuries later. The remains, among which the theatre is the best preserved, today stand amidst the houses of a Druze community who settled here in the 19C. A museum displays mosaics unearthed during excavations.

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  • Thetis, the Marriage of Ariadne and Dionysos, Orpheus and the Animals and the Passion of Aphrodite and Ares: four magnificent mosaics constitute this museum, on the site of a Roman villa. Of great beauty and in a good state of preservation, these art..

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    To the southeast of Damascus lie the volcanic regions of the Hauran and Jabal al-Druze. Their fertile soil has long made them Syria's bread basket, hence the presence of numerous Roman towns, including the renowned Bosra. Black basalt was used in bui..

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