From the web: “Palmyra: a stunning ancient city under threat – in pictures”

May 16, 2015 Uncategorized

Hadrian’s Gate, PalmyraKnown as the ‘Venice of the Sands’, the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra – located at the edge of an oasis of date palms and gardens – was a wealthy caravan centre from the 1st to the 3rd centuries CE, sometimes independent and at other times under the control of Rome
Photograph: Fernando arias/Getty Images/Flickr RF

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