The ruins of Palmyra, an ancient Semitic city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. The city grew wealthy from trade caravans and the Palmyrenes became renowned as merchants who established colonies along the Silk Road and operated throughout the Roman Empire. Palmyra's wealth enabled the construction of monumental projects, such as the Great Colonnade, the Temple of Bel, and the distinctive tower tombs. Greco-Roman culture influenced the culture of Palmyra, which produced distinctive art and architecture that combined eastern and western traditions.

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The ruins of Palmyra, an ancient Semitic city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. The city grew wealthy from trade caravans and the Palmyrenes became renowned as merchants who established colonies along the Silk Road and operated throughout the Roman Empire. Palmyra's wealth enabled the construction of monumental projects, such as the Great Colonnade, the Temple of Bel, and the distinctive tower tombs. Greco-Roman culture influenced the culture of Palmyra, which produced distinctive art and architecture that combined eastern and western traditions.
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The ruins of Palmyra, an ancient Semitic city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. The city grew wealthy from trade caravans and the Palmyrenes became renowned as merchants who established colonies along the Silk Road and operated throughout the Roman Empire. Palmyra's wealth enabled the construction of monumental projects, such as the Great Colonnade, the Temple of Bel, and the distinctive tower tombs. Greco-Roman culture influenced the culture of Palmyra, which produced distinctive art and architecture that combined eastern and western traditions whilst the city's inhabitants worshiped local Semitic deities, Mesopotamian and Arab gods.
Location: Ancient Palmyra, Homs Governorate, Syria.

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