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Palmyra was first mentioned in ancient sources 4 thousand years ago, but it reached the peak of its development under Roman rule in the 3rd century. They have built a commercial infrastructure consisting of ten cities, and Palmyra was one of them. Then the Romans have left, and after a few earthquakes there was almost nothing left. But something still remains — this street, for example. A very interesting place to roam around. And practically deserted.

Morning Damascus Damascus in early morning Al-Hamidiyya market Umayyad Mosque Tomb of Muhammed's granddaughter Train station in Damascus Roman columns in Palmyra General view of Palmyra ruins Qala-at ibn Maan fortress Birds in Tartus

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