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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  • Palmyra is breathtaking in magnitude despite destruction from the war. You feel so small walking through the various procession streets, taking in all the columns and the ancient structures. There is ...  more »
  • 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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