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Palmyra Tetrapylon

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Wikipedia: "Palmyra (‎;Hebrew: תדמור‎; tiḏmor, Greek: Παλμύρα, Arabic: تدمر‎; Tadmur, /ˌpælˈmaɪərə/) was an ancient city in central Syria. In antiquity, it was an important city located in an oasis 215 km northeast of Damascus and 180 km southwest of the Euphrates at Deir ez-Zor. It had long been a vital caravan stop for travellers crossing the Syrian desert and was known as the Bride of the Desert. The earliest documented reference to the city by its Semitic name Tadmor, Tadmur or Tudmur (which means "the town that repels" in Amorite and "the indomitable town" in Aramaic) 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 in Arabic (aka Tedmor), and there is a newer town of the same name next to the ruins.The Palmyrenes constructed a series of large-scale monuments containing funerary art such as limestone slabs with human busts representing the deceased."

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A: Palmyra Tetrapylon

di Peter Boel, 10 metri di distanza

Palmyra Tetrapylon

B: Tetrapylon

di Willy Kaemena, 10 metri di distanza

Tetrapylon

C: Palmyra Amphitheater

di Willy Kaemena, 90 metri di distanza

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Palmyra Amphitheater

D: Palmyra Market

di Willy Kaemena, 110 metri di distanza

Palmyra Market

E: Palmyra Agora (Market)

di Willy Kaemena, 110 metri di distanza

Wikipedia: "Palmyra (‎;Hebrew: תדמור‎; tiḏmor, Greek: Παλμύρα, Arabic: تدمر‎; Tadmur, /ˌpælˈmaɪərə/) ...

Palmyra Agora (Market)

F: Palmyra Colonnade

di Willy Kaemena, 180 metri di distanza

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Palmyra Colonnade

G: Palmyra

di Willy Kaemena, 240 metri di distanza

Wikipedia: "Palmyra (Arabic: تدمر Tadmur‎) was in ancient times an important city of central Syria, l...

Palmyra

H: The Arches

di Willy Kaemena, 320 metri di distanza

The Arches

I: Sunset in Palmyra

di Timur Agirov, 360 metri di distanza

Sunset in Palmyra

J: Palmira

di Krainev Pavel, 510 metri di distanza

Palmira in Syria

Palmira

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Syria, Middle East

Questa è una vista generale di Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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