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Bosra Amphitheater Syria | #WotA : Reference for the Crown of Ao amphitheater #ThroneofAo

Bosra Amphitheater Syria | #WotA : Reference for the Crown of Ao amphitheater #ThroneofAo

Stage of the amphitheatre, Palmyra, Syria

Stage of the amphitheatre, Palmyra, Syria

"[S]o more than ever, it is vital to appreciate what is being lost: places like Hatra and Palmyra represented everything that ISIS avows to hate—multicultural and ethnic diversity, crossroads between east and west, and places of communication and cultural transfer. Appreciating the deep and complex history of Arabia is more crucial than ever for making sense of troubled times. (Image: Temple of Baal Shamin, Palmyra. Photo by E.jaser. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.)

Arabia: ancient history for troubled times

"[S]o more than ever, it is vital to appreciate what is being lost: places like Hatra and Palmyra represented everything that ISIS avows to hate—multicultural and ethnic diversity, crossroads between east and west, and places of communication and cultural transfer. Appreciating the deep and complex history of Arabia is more crucial than ever for making sense of troubled times. (Image: Temple of Baal Shamin, Palmyra. Photo by E.jaser. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.)

ancient amphitheater in Turkey

ancient amphitheater in Turkey

Rock-Hewn Churches Of Lalibela ~ How were these amazing churches created? These amazing structures are attributed to Lalibela, one of the most famous rulers of Ethiopia's Zagwe Dynasty, who reigned in the 12th century. According to an Ethiopian legend, God instructed Lalibela to build the unique churches; the structures were built with the help of angels. King Lalibela, who was poisoned by his brother and fell into a three-day coma, was taken to Heaven and given a vision of a rock hewn city.

Rock-Hewn Churches Of Lalibela ~ How were these amazing churches created? These amazing structures are attributed to Lalibela, one of the most famous rulers of Ethiopia's Zagwe Dynasty, who reigned in the 12th century. According to an Ethiopian legend, God instructed Lalibela to build the unique churches; the structures were built with the help of angels. King Lalibela, who was poisoned by his brother and fell into a three-day coma, was taken to Heaven and given a vision of a rock hewn city.

| ♕ |  Roman Amphitheater - Bosra, Syria  | by friend_faraway ~ | via -cityoflove

| ♕ | Roman Amphitheater - Bosra, Syria | by friend_faraway ~ | via -cityoflove

The Magnificent Roman Ampitheater, Bosra. Syria

The Magnificent Roman Ampitheater, Bosra. Syria

Crac des Chevaliers, Homs,  Syria

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Crac des Chevaliers, Homs, Syria

The 145m long Great Colonnade (Cardo Maximus), Apamea

The 145m long Great Colonnade (Cardo Maximus), Apamea

418 Bosra (Siria)

418 Bosra (Siria)

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