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, grande colonnade #ancientarchitecture

Palmyre, grande colonnade Plus

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

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, Syria تدمر, سوريا

Palmyra was an ancient city in central Syria. It had long been a vital caravan stop for travellers crossing the Syrian desert and was known as the Bride of the Desert. by tango-

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.

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.

Standing within the Syrian desert, northeast of Damascus, Palmyra was one of the most important cult... - Homo Cosmicos/Shutterstock

Standing within the Syrian desert, northeast of Damascus, Palmyra was one of the most important cult... - Homo Cosmicos/Shutterstock

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The Ancient Roman city of Palmyra, Syria. It's so depressingly sad that ISIS had to destroy this beautiful ancient city!

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