Palmyra. World Heritage listing. 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 .Though the ancient site fell into disuse after the 16th century, it is still known as Tadmor in Arabic, and there is a newer town next to the ruins of the same name.

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kevin mcvay on November 21, 2011


Thank you Edward_Tur for your visit I truly appreciate all of the wonderful compliments and feedback on this piece


© cvandermeijden on February 20, 2012

Interesting and wonderful!

A Like for this very nice image of the heritage!

Best wishes, Carla

Christos Theodorou on May 28, 2012

Very nice picture - Kind regards – Christos

observador1949 on September 15, 2014

Hola Kevin:

  Me gustaron mucho algunas de tus fotos, para USARLAS como portadas o forros de una REVISTA cultural de Filosofía, Humanidades y Ciencia que editamos y publicamos, (por ejemplo, ésta de Palmira) sin FINES DE LUCRO, en la Ciudad donde vivo, en el norte de México. Me agradaría SABER si puedo hacerlo.
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