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Palmyra

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: J.P. Brown, P.-L. Gatier
Contributors: R. Talbert, Adam Prins, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, David Michelson, R. Warner, Sean Gillies, Thomas Carlson, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, Eric Kansa
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Last modified Jul 25, 2016 10:09 PM History
An ancient oasis and trading city with monumental remains, located in modern Syria. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/668331

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urban area, theatre, theater, temple, oasis, station (road or coastal), settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 68 F4 Palmyra/Thadamora/Hadrianopolis

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Tudmur
 
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 under criteria i, ii, and iv of UNESCO's World Heritage List Operational Guidelines.

Specific archaeological components include:

    • Art and architecture which in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD combined cultural influences from Graeco-Roman,local, and Persian traditions
    • A 1100 meter-long grand colonnaded street
    • Temple of Ba'al, Camp of Diocletian, an ancient Agora, and theatre
    • Various other temples and urban quarters
    • Unique examples of funerary sculpture which combine Graeco-Roman art with indigenous elements and Persian influence
    • Remains of a Roman aqueduct and immense necropoleis

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J.P. Brown, P.-L. Gatier, R. Talbert, Adam Prins, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, David Michelson, R. Warner, Sean Gillies, Thomas Carlson, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Palmyra: a Pleiades Place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/668331> [accessed: 29 July 2016]

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