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Palmyra (/ˌpælˈmaɪrə/; Aramaic: ܬܕܡܘܪܬܐ‎ Tedmurtā ; Arabic: تدمر‎ Tadmor) was an ancient Semitic city in present Homs Governorate, Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic, and it was first documented in the early second millennium BC as a caravan stop for travellers crossing the Syrian Desert.

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Theatre of Palmyra Palmyra's Theatre was, until the 1950's, buried beneath the sand, however it has been restored continuously since then. The freestanding stage facade of the theatre itself is designed along the lines of a palace entrance, complete with a royal door and smaller doors on either side. During the Palmyra Festival, which runs from the end of April to the beginning of May, music and dance performances are held in the theatre.

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Areas of Syria's Palmyra seized by ISIS militants ~ Jim W. Dean, May 2O, 2O15, Veterans Today ~ You can walk through time...literally, at Palmyra

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Pelo Mundo... Palmira, hoje Tadmor, era uma antiga cidade na Síria central, localizada num oásis a cerca de 210 km a nordeste de Damasco. A localização estratégica da cidade, aproximadamente a meio da distância que vai do mar Mediterrâneo até ao rio Eufrates, tornou-a num ponto de paragem obrigatório para muitas das caravanas que seguiam aí a sua rota comercial. O nome "Palmira" refere-se, tal como o prenome feminino, às palmeiras — árvore que supostamente existiria aí em grande quantidade.

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The site of Palmyra is an oasis in the Syrian desert, north-east of Damascus, it contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world, Palmyra mixed Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences, it was listed UNESCO World Heritage in 1980 © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue.com

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