Roman Theater in Bosra, Syria
Roloff Beny. Bosra, Syria. The Roman theatre. [Rome: circa mid-1960s]. Vintage double-weight oversized photograph, restruck for use by American Heritage and published in "The ROME Book" on pages 300-301 (identified by a rubber stamp on the verso, presumably The Horizon Book of Ancient Rome. New York: 1966). Photographer's stamp on the verso, "Roloff Beny / Lungotevere Ripa 3/8 Roma." Approximately tabloid size (11.375 x 15.625 inches; 289 x 397). Partial view of the seating in the Roman theatre at Bosra, constructed in the second century CE, excavated and restored in the twentieth century and placed on Unesco's List of World Heritage in Danger in the twenty-first (since 2013). Various notes in pencil, pen and rubber stamp on the verso, including filing notations. Corners slightly creased with some minor bumping; a few soft wrinkles around the edges. Verso with tape fragments or residue in the corners; bruising to the center of vertical edges with some corresponding shallow cockling. Very good. Roloff Beny Interprets in Photographs Pleasure of Ruins by Rose Macaulay, #59. (#10034).