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Located 100 km south of Damascus is the city of Daraa, which is the capital of Daraa governorate, known throughout history as the Horan region.

The History of Daraa

The city of Daraa is an ancient city dating back to the Canaanites. It was mentioned in Egyptian Hieroglyphic tablets at the time of the Pharoah Thutmos III between 1490 and 1436 BC. It was known in those days as the city of Atharaa, and was later mentioned in the Old Testament as Idraai.

The city is now located on the Damascus-Amman highway and is used as a stopping station for travelers. Located in the city itself are a few ruins like the caves and ancient dwellings, the Roman Amphitheater, and the old Oumari mosque which is of some architectural significance, dating back to the Umayyad and Ayyubid eras.

As for the outskirts of Daraa, the main point of interest is the magnificent amphitheater at Bosra

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