Palmyra (/ˌpælˈmaɪrə/; Aramaic: ܬܕܡܘܪܬܐ Tedmurtā ; Arabic: تدمر Tadmor) was an ancient Semitic city in present Homs Governorate, Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic, and it was first documented in the early second millennium BC as a caravan stop for travellers crossing the Syrian Desert.
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Palmyra, Roman Syria
Palmyra: a stunning ancient city under threat from Isis – in pictures
Palmyra, Roman Theatre with its nearly intact stage
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.
Palmyra - the Arch of Triumph and The Colonnade - Syria
The ancient silk-road city of Palmyra is located in the Syrian desert and was one of the wealthiest cities in the Near East during its prime. (via Hello! Daily News)