Incredible UNESCO Sites in Danger of Disappearing

By Lianna Trubowitz - 2013-11-21T18:36:38Z

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The Ancient City of Bosra, Syria

Why it’s special: Once an important stopping point along the caravan route to Mecca, the city retains a noteworthy second-century Roman theatre and some of the oldest surviving mosques in Islamic history.

Why it’s in danger: UNESCO added Bosra to the list in June due to increased military conflict.

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