Site of Palmyra, Palmyra

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A World Heritage-listed attraction, Site of Palmyra once served trade caravans crossing the desert. After a major earthquake, the site remained lost for over five centuries--archeologists finally rediscovered it in the 17th century and excavated in 1924. A fusion of Roman and Persian influences, this desert gem stands as a major archaeological remnant of the various civilizations that once flourished in this part of the world. For Site of Palmyra and beyond, use our Palmyra sightseeing planning site to get the most from your Palmyra vacation.
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  • We have heard and seen that the historical artifacts of this world heritage, which we admire during the visit in 2011, were destroyed during the Civil War. Shame on those who destroyed it. It's a crime of humanity. We expect it to be repaired and reinstated in a short time.
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  • During a trip to Syria in 2009 year I visited Tulagi, the ruins of the city before 2 thousand years. the importance of historic Palmyra hard to overestimate because it was one of the best preserved monuments in Syria from about 3 thousand. years. Its greatest development was at the turn of the beginning of our era, when Palmyra became the protectorate of Roman, and visitors in Tulagi 129, Emperor Hadrian gave P. 12 law free city. Special attention deserves the character Queen Zenobii, which due to its beauty and political ambitions, is compared to Cleopatra. In the 3rd century a.d. the biggest period of magnificence of Palmyra, Zenobia after taking over power after the death of her husband, became famous by military conquests most famous from the time of Alexander the great, but her ambitions and successes attracted the attention of the then the Roman Emperor Aurelian and led to armed conflict as a result of which Zenobia was captured and imprisoned in Rome. Palmyra next to the ancient theatre of Bosra and the Crusaders Castle Krak de Chevaliers is one of the most interesting sites on the territory of present-day Syria. Unfortunately, the actions of the barbarians with the ISIS led to irreversible destruction of this beautiful, historic places.
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