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In the midst of stony desert lies the oasis of Palmyra, named Tadmor by the Arabs, a reference to date palms grown here producing numerous varieties of dates. The town owes its renown to the role it played through history, its powerful queen Zenobia, and today its ruins and ancient tombs.

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  • Site of Palmyra Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    SYR - Palmyre

    Palmyra exudes an aura of legend. The name evokes caravans laden with spices and silk, its ambitious queen Zenobia, and 18C explorers who set out to discover the site. Seventeen centuries after its sack by Aurelian's Roman legions, the city once agai..

  • The museum displays some magnificent artefacts found here as well as everyday items, funerary objects, mummies, architectural elements... A model of the temple of Ba'al shows the city's most important building as it originally appeared, prior to fort..

  • Standing proudly atop its hill, the 12C-17C castle dominates the ancient city of Palmyra. It is accessed by car or on foot, directly across country and involving a steep final ascent. Its primary interest lies in the view over its ruins, best enjoyed..

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