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Palmyra Sanctuary of Bel

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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 Bel Temple

de Peter Boel, la distanta de 20 metri

Palmyra Bel Temple

B: Palmyra Temple of Bel

de Willy Kaemena, la distanta de 100 metri

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

Palmyra Temple of Bel

C: Palmira

de Krainev Pavel, la distanta de 230 metri

Palmira in Syria

Palmira

D: The Arches

de Willy Kaemena, la distanta de 430 metri

The Arches

E: Palmyra

de Willy Kaemena, la distanta de 500 metri

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

Palmyra

F: Palmyra Colonnade

de Willy Kaemena, la distanta de 560 metri

Nov 2006

Palmyra Colonnade

G: Palmyra Amphitheater

de Willy Kaemena, la distanta de 660 metri

Nov 2006

Palmyra Amphitheater

H: Palmyra Agora (Market)

de Willy Kaemena, la distanta de 710 metri

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

Palmyra Agora (Market)

I: Palmyra Market

de Willy Kaemena, la distanta de 730 metri

Palmyra Market

J: Palmyra Tetrapylon

de Willy Kaemena, la distanta de 740 metri

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

Palmyra Tetrapylon

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Text by Steve Smith.

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