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Perhaps the most striking construction at Palmyra, the Tetrapylon marks the second pivot in the route of the colonnaded street. It consists of a square platform bearing at each corner a tight grouping of four columns.Each of the four groups of pillars supports 150,000kg of solid cornice. A pedestal at the centre of each quartet originally carried a statue. Only one of the 16 pillars is of the original pink granite ( probably brought from Aswan in Egypt); the rest are a result of some rather hasty reconstruction carried out from the 1960s onwards by the Syrian Antiquities Department.
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Additional Photos by Mehmet Kemal Mert (KemaLMerT) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 841 W: 50 N: 879] (12048)
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