The Syrian desert Palmyra is hidden, often described as "bride of the desert." "Oasis", as it is sometimes called, is located near a hot spring called Afga, which makes this place an ideal stop those traveling between Iraq and Al-Sham.
Palmyra, strategic location and prosperity, has attracted the interest of the Romans, who took over the city. Destiny largest kingdom, Palmyra, was better than that of their queen, Zenobia, she was beaten and taken into captivity in Rome, locked in chains of gold could not poison, while the city has reached Roman loot and destroy. Archaeologists working on excavations still go there in order to reveal the Queen's Palace, which was destroyed by Romans and replaced by a military camp.
By Maria Morari
Maps of Palmyra in Syriamap Syria
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