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Arch of Triumph [now destroyed] Palmyra, Syria


SYRIA - Palmyra - The area was once known as the Bride of the Desert and was a main stopping point for caravan travelers crossing the Syrian desert.


An oasis in the Syrian desert, north-east of Damascus, Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences.


Palmyra, Syria--One of my favorite places I visited in Syria! :)/// Sorry. Get ready to kiss it goodbye. ISIS is destroying it, little, by, little. Yeah, not only has Obama allowed thousands of people too die in that region. He's also sat on his golf cart seat and allow priceless antiquities to be destroyed. Freakin dumb ass.


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.

from The Crazy Tourist

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Monumental Arch, Palmyra, Syria. This place is currently inaccessible due to civil war happening in Syria.


July 2006 Temple of Baal-Shamin Temple of Baal-Shamin, the Lord of the Heavens in Semitic pantheon, responsible for rain and fecundity. Temple was dated ca. AD 17 and its cella dated AD 130. It was completelly restored in 1954-6 by Swiss archeologists.


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.


Palmyra, Roman Theatre with its nearly intact stage