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The Arabic Castle

Taken just after sunset
Palmy Palmyra

May 19th 2010
Catching the bus to Palmyra offered views of dust, rocks and more dust. I wondered who on earth would want to plonk a city down in this dustbowl and wondered what were the Romans thinking. My thoughts hadn't changed once we arrived as we were dropped at some wind blown outpost, just a road, a shed and a couple of annoying taxi drivers, with no signage at all saying we were in Palmyra. Thankfully t ... read more
Middle East » Syria » East » Palmyra

Syrian Flag Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was administered by the French until independence in 1946. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in ... ... read more
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