Palmyra ... Tetrapylon

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A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates"), is a type of ancient Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads.

It was a type of monument common to the architectural vernacular of classical antiquity. The defining quality of this form is the concept of four gates, with four pillars or other supporting structures placed at the corners marking the divisions between them.

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Comments (17)

rosina lamberti on April 6, 2007

wow amazing :)

Matisek on January 4, 2008

It´s very good photo - beautifull view!

abbass hallal on April 2, 2008

nice pic

Galishev Pavel on October 24, 2008

Incredible Art-Ruins!!!! )))))) Fantastic colors - sky and rock! Congratulation!

Literkateam on December 15, 2008

nice pics, but in wrong place, write atol palmyra and you will see the same pics, someone has made mistake

Michael D on February 25, 2010

amazing shot

ganeshgoudar on February 26, 2010

Nice photo,Good art I like to visit this place

© Cassiopeia27/9 on March 29, 2010

Very nice picture! Greetings from Italy! :o)

dziwnowik on April 8, 2010

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

wonderful photo !!

greetings from Poland, Peter

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ UNESCO World Heritage ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Marchez Sliva on May 4, 2010

nice photo!

J/Conny on July 28, 2010

Wonderful picture

Christian_Zheng on October 1, 2010

nice shoot

Mahak on February 8, 2011


Greetings from Tehran, Iran


Michael D on February 9, 2011

Super,very nice composition.YS

Leo I China on June 21, 2011

The tetrapylons are cool!So gracious!The horizon of Himms is honored greatly,I think.

Goran Joka on September 4, 2013

Well taken!

Sergey Brandys on September 12, 2014

Hi, Stefan. Wonderful picture. Beautiful view. LIKE. Best regards, Sergey

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