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Palmyra
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Palmyra

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Wonder Type: Cultural
Best of: Ancient, Roman, Ruins
Description:
An oasis in the Syrian desert, north-east of Damascus, Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Palmyra", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.