Palmyra was originally an oasis settlement, called Tadmor, in the northern Syrian Desert. Although the Roman province of Syria was created in 64 B.C., the inhabitants of Tadmor, primarily Aramaeans and Arabs, remained semi-independent for over half a century. They profited from their control of the caravan routes between Roman coastal Syria and Parthian territory east of the Euphrates, which allowed them to provide the Roman empire with goods coming from all directions. Palmyra was strategically located on two of the most important trade routes in the ancient world: one extended from the Far East and India to the head of the Persian Gulf, and the other—the Silk Road—stretched across the Eurasian continent to China.
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Periko (2507) 2014-05-12 12:26
Neat image. Magnificent Roman ruins well shown .
siudzi (32809) 2014-05-12 13:25
Very interesting capture of this great ruins. You have found a smart and elegant way of building the composition and very good presentation. Excellent work, TFS!
adidas5nb (4624) 2014-05-12 20:31
great pov and angle to showcase the structure.like the ruins.great light.
seres76 (780) 2014-05-12 23:54
Guzel kare icin tesekkurler...
dekanski (2722) 2014-05-13 10:53
very nice photo, nice Note!