Palmyra – world heritage

Palmyra 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 Palmyrenes constructed a series of large-scale monuments containing funerary art such as limestone slabs with human busts representing the deceased. UNESCO World Heritage Site   (excerpts from Wikipedia)

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2 thoughts on “Palmyra – world heritage

  1. Ah ha: Palmyra! Lovely shot. I went there in the 1990s – but I guess a return isn’t on the cards for some time to come. Remarkable place. I’m glad you like “In search of unusual destinations”, by the way! Phil.

    • Hello, Phil ! Your comment was the first comment after I started blog. I’m really grateful to you.
      Time passed without knowing what kind of reply I should do. I am terribly sorry about that.
      It is very good that you had set a user icon at former post.

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