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horseman at Palmyra: Palmyra (Arabic: تدمر Tadmor‎) was in ancient times an important city of central Syria, located in an oasis 215 km northeast of Damascus and 120 km southwest of the Euphrates. It has long been a vital caravan city for travellers crossing the Syrian desert., and there is a newer town next to the ruins of the same name. The Palmyrenes constructed a series of large-scale monuments containing funerary art such as limestone slabs with human busts representing the deceased.

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  • Uploaded on October 8, 2008
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    by kevin mcvay
    • Camera: SONY CYBERSHOT
    • Taken on 2003/10/24 01:21:15
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 20.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash