Qanawat Roman Ruins
Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
The ancient Hellenistic-Roman city of Canatha (also Kanatha in Ancient Greek), is mentioned for the first time in the reign of Herod the Great (1st century BC), when Nabatean Arab forces defeated a Jewish army. The city's extensive ancient ruins are 1500 m in length and 750 m in breadth. Among them are a Roman bridge and a rock-hewn theatre, with nine tiers of seats and an orchestra nineteen meters in diameter, also a nymphaeum, an aqueduct, and a large prostyle temple with portico and colonnades.
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