Site of Palmyra, Palmyra

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
A World Heritage-listed attraction, Site of Palmyra once served trade caravans crossing the desert. After a major earthquake, the site remained lost for over five centuries--archeologists finally rediscovered it in the 17th century and excavated in 1924. A fusion of Roman and Persian influences, this desert gem stands as a major archaeological remnant of the various civilizations that once flourished in this part of the world. For Site of Palmyra and beyond, use our Palmyra sightseeing planning site to get the most from your Palmyra vacation.
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  • the ruins are still there and mostly in tact. The city itself didn't fare so well but hoping they can get back on their feet in the very near future  more »
  • Palmyra is breathtaking in magnitude despite destruction from the war. You feel so small walking through the various procession streets, taking in all the columns and the ancient structures. There is....  more »

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