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Palmyra

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 May 21, 2015 03:40 PM

An ancient oasis and trading city with monumental remains, located in modern Syria. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

URL

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

urban area, theatre, theater, oasis, station (road or coastal), settlement, temple, sanctuary, shrine, monument, tomb



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

Brown, J., P. Gatier, R. Talbert, A. Prins, J. Becker, W. Röllig, T. Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, D. Michelson, R. Warner, S. Gillies, T. Carlson, B. Siewert-Mayer, F. Deblauwe, E. Kansa. "Places: 668331 (Palmyra)". Pleiades. <http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/668331> [Accessed: May 22, 2015 8:58 am]

            {{cite web |url=http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/668331 |title=Places: 668331 (Palmyra) |author=Brown, J., P. Gatier, R. Talbert, A. Prins, J. Becker, W. Röllig, T. Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, D. Michelson, R. Warner, S. Gillies, T. Carlson, B. Siewert-Mayer, F. Deblauwe, E. Kansa |accessdate=May 22, 2015 8:58 am |publisher=Pleiades}}
          
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Edited by Sean Gillies on Dec 14, 2012 06:30 PM
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Location updates and tags from Johan Ahlfeldt's (jahlfeldt) Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire in October 2012
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