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Creators: J.P. Brown, P.-L. Gatier last modified Jan 11, 2014 11:42 AM
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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An ancient oasis and trading city with monumental remains, located in modern Syria. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

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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

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

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: December 17, 2014 7:39 pm]

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Edited by Jeffrey Becker on Jul 01, 2013 03:31 PM
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Edited by Sean Gillies on Dec 14, 2012 06:30 PM
Retitle to just "Palmyra". Other names remain searchable.
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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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