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Monumental Arch, Palmyra, Syria

Before: The beautiful ruins were some of the most spectacular in the Middle East - and the world - until Islamic State fighters began to destroy them

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♕ through the Arch of Hadrian - Palmyra, Syria Camel riders passed through the Arch of Hadrian in the evening light and said “Ciao”.

Temple of Bel, Syria. The Temple of Bel is an ancient stone ruin located in Palmyra, Syria. (V)

Temple of Bel, Syria. The Temple of Bel is an ancient stone ruin located in Palmyra, Syria.

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The Ancient Roman city of Palmyra, Syria. It's so depressingly sad that ISIS had to destroy this beautiful ancient city!

ancient city of Queen Zenobia (UNESCO World Heritage site) Palmyra, Syria

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Ancient city of Queen Zenobia, Palmyra, Syria - UNESCO World Heritage site

Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria.

ISIS destroys Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria

The Temple of Bel in Palmyra -- one of the most culturally significant pieces of architecture in the world -- has been destroyed, the United Nations says.

In the heart of Syrian Desert it is hidden Palmyra, often described as the bride of the desert. Its magnificent remains tell of a heroic history during the reign of Queen Zenobia. The Oasis, as it is sometimes called, is located near a hot-water spring called Afqa, which makes it an ideal halt for caravans moving between Iraq and Al-Sham (present day Syria, Lebanon, Holy Land and Jordan), trading in silk from China to the Mediterranean

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There is evidence that the ancient city of Palmyra, also known as Tadmor, was in existence as far back as the century B. Its importance grew around 300 B. as trading caravans began using it as a way station between Mesopotamia and Persia.

Islamic State 'Will Not Destroy' Palmyra Ruins in Syria - http://gazettereview.com/2015/05/islamic-state-will-not-destroy-palmyra-ruins-in-syria/

Juan Cole: Islamic State Beheaded Dozens in Palmyra, but How Strategic Is the City?

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in the Syrian desert, north-east of Damascus, Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of an ancient city

Palmyra was an ancient Semitic city, located in Syria. Dating back to the Neolitic, Palmyra was first attested in the early second millennium BC, as an oasis and a caravan stop for travelers crossing the Syrian desert. The city is mentioned in the Hebrew. By the second century AD, Palmyra became an important city and was engaged in the protection of the Roman east.

ISIS Targets City that Inspired Washington, D. for Destruction - Geller Report