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Palmyra was in the ancient times an important city of central Syria. It has long been a vital caravan city for travellers crossing the Syrian desert and was known as the Bride of the Desert. The earliest documented mention of the city by its pre-Semitic name Tadmor, Tadmur or Tudmur, is recorded in Babylonian tablets found in Mari. Though the ancient site fell into disuse after the 16th century, it is still known as Tadmor and there is a small newer settlement next to the ruins of the same…

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Palmyra was in the ancient times an important city of central Syria. It has long been a vital caravan city for travellers crossing the Syrian desert and was known as the Bride of the Desert. The earliest documented mention of the city by its pre-Semitic name Tadmor, Tadmur or Tudmur, is recorded in Babylonian tablets found in Mari. Though the ancient site fell into disuse after the 16th century, it is still known as Tadmor and there is a small newer settlement next to the ruins of the same…

Basilique de Maxence et Constantin, début IVe siècle ap. J.-C.

Basilique de Maxence et Constantin, début IVe siècle ap. J.-C.

UNESCO World Heritage Site ~ Roman ruins at Palmyra, in the heart of the desert, Syria.(Our family drove here from England in

The ruins of Palmyra with Qala’ at Ibn Maan Castle in the distance, Syria (by IANLAYZELLUK)

The ruins of Palmyra with Qala’ at Ibn Maan Castle in the distance, Syria (by IANLAYZELLUK)

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