Palmyra

Palmyra

Palmyra, also known as Tadmor, is an ancient Semitic city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. The city was first documented in the early second millennium BC. The city grew wealthy from trade caravans; the Palmyrenes were renowned merchants who established colonies along the Silk Road and operated throughout the Roman Empire. Palmyra became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Homs Governorate

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Palmyrene

Later Cultures: Roman

Site Features: Palmyrene & Roman Monuments

World Heritage Site

Official Name: Site of Palmyra

Date of Inscription: 1980

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