Palmyra: History on its Side

Palmyra has slipped behind the ISIS shroud, a terrible thing not just for the 50,000 inhabitants but also for the ancient place itself.
Syria 227Syria 226Syria 238I had the privilege of visiting Palmyra in 2010 and was entranced, like many, by its remarkably picturesque setting. Syria 250Syria 213The city has seen its share of conquests over its 9,500 year history, from prehistoric times through Queen Zenobia to the present day.Syria 254Hopefully this dark chapter will soon be closed.Syria 216

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