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Syria

Baalshamin sanctuary, Palmyra

2nd century BC, colonnaded courtyard added after 67 AD and the cella in 130 AD, north of the city

Monumental Arch, Palmyra

Built under the reign of Septimius Severus (193 - 211 AD); great colonnade in the distance

Monumental Arch, Palmyra

Built under the reign of Septimius Severus (193 - 211 AD); view from the back

Great Colonnade, Palmyra

Built during the 2nd century AD; 1,2 kms in length with porticoes on both sides

Sanctuary of Nebo, Palmyra

1st century AD - 3rd century AD

Monumental Arch, Palmyra

Built under the reign of Septimius Severus (193 - 211 AD); detail of framework and relief

Roman Theatre, Bosra

Built in 150-200 AD; view of the scenae frons, the proscenium, the orchestra and the stairs from the top

Roman Theatre, Bosra

Built in 150-200 AD; 102m width, 12'000 seats

Nabatean Gate, Bosra

1st century AD; Nabatean styled arches with old tile-works, a set of a huge framework

Nabatean sculpture, Bosra

1st century BC, located in the Museum inside the Citadel

Sanctuary of Bel, Palmyra

3rd millennium BC, completed at the end of the 2nd century AD; view of a peristyle with ruined entablature with relief in the foreground

Baths of Diocletian, Palmyra

292 AD - 303 AD; view of the four columns of the entrance made of Aswan granite with the citadel in the distance

Sanctuary of Bel, Palmyra

3rd millennium BC, completed at the end of the 2nd century AD

Great Colonnade, Palmyra

Built during the 2nd century AD; 1,2 kms in length with porticoes on both sides

Tetrapylon (Monumental Entrance), Palmyra

4 "podia" built upon a square foundation, each supporting 4 columns originally made of pink granite; reconstructed after 1963 by the Directorate of Antiquities of Syria

Geographic, strategic and commercial cross, it was to be also the cross of civilizations… Syria carries the vestiges of the History of Humanity and keeps one of the most important archaeological heritages in the world. From the Nabatean Empire to Muslims, through Roman and Byzantine civilizations, the crusaders and the Muslims conquest with its flourishing art, images are gathering the expression of this History.