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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: J.P. Brown, P.-L. Gatier Copyright © The Creators. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jun 16, 2023 11:56 AM History
An ancient oasis and trading city with monumental remains, located in modern Syria. Under Zenobia, Palmyra was the capital of the breakaway Palmyrene Empire, leading to Aurelian's razing of the city. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

34.5522, 38.2695

urban area, oasis, settlement, archaeological site, station (road or coastal)

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, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Carolin Johansson, Jeffrey Becker, H. Kopp, Thomas Carlson, B. Siewert-Mayer, Gabriel Bodard, Rune Rattenborg, R. Talbert, Adam Prins, Valeria Vitale, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, DARMC, David Michelson, R. Warner, Ingrid Luo, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Palmyra: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 02 December 2023]

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