Pelo Mundo...  Palmira, hoje Tadmor, era uma antiga cidade na Síria central, localizada num oásis a cerca de 210 km a nordeste de Damasco. A localização estratégica da cidade, aproximadamente a meio da distância que vai do mar Mediterrâneo até ao rio Eufrates, tornou-a num ponto de paragem obrigatório para muitas das caravanas que seguiam aí a sua rota comercial. O nome "Palmira" refere-se, tal como o prenome feminino, às palmeiras — árvore que supostamente existiria aí em grande quantidade.

Roman Ruins, Palmyra, with Qalat ibn Maan looming in the background,Syria - 2010

Palmyra was once a part of the vast Roman Empire and one of the richest cities in the Near East. Some say the city dates back to the times of King SolomonThe transfer of goods and knowledge flowed along the Silk Road from the depths of Asia Minor to the Mediterranean ports, and the city's strength was founded on both its strategic location and the taxes demanded of all who wished to travel safely across her domains.

The Ruins of Palmyra, a World Heritage site in Syria, closed by ISIS forces today who have plans to destroy the site.

Palmyra Syria, reminds me of Atlantis - did you know Atlantis is filmed in Morocco?

Palmyra Syria I've pinned many pictures of Palmyra, because I've just learned that ISIS is destroying it --razing all of it to the ground

Palmyra, grande colonnade

Palmyre, grande colonnade Plus

Before Isis Destruction:Palmyra: a stunning ancient city under threat from Isis – in pictures

How the ancient city of Palmyra looked before the fighting – in pictures

Roman theatre This unfinished theatre dates back to the century CE, when Palmyra was once one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. In the century it was restored and used as a venue for the annual Palmyra festival Photograph: Alamy

July 2006 Temple of Baal-Shamin Temple of Baal-Shamin, the Lord of the Heavens in Semitic pantheon, responsible for rain and fecundity. Temple was dated ca. AD 17 and its cella dated AD 130. It was completelly restored in 1954-6 by Swiss archeologists.

July 2006 Temple of Baal-Shamin Temple of Baal-Shamin, the Lord of the Heavens in Semitic pantheon, responsible for rain and fecundity. Temple was dated ca. AD 17 and its cella dated AD It was completelly restored in by Swiss archeologists.

Ancient Losses : The Ongoing Global Devastation of The Wealth of Human Knowledge: Syria : Destroying Our Future by Forgetting Our Pa...

Ancient Losses : The Ongoing Global Devastation of The Wealth of Human Knowledge: Syria : Destroying Our Future by Forgetting Our Pa.

palmyra theatre Not sure this ancient site still exists since ISIS moved in.

palmyra theatre Not sure this ancient site still exists since ISIS moved in. Devastated now

Temple of Bel, Syria. The Temple of Bel is an ancient stone ruin located in Palmyra, Syria. (V)

Temple of Bel, Syria. The Temple of Bel is an ancient stone ruin located in Palmyra, Syria.

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