Palmyra Panorama at Sunrise
Sunrise over Ancient Palmyra
One of the few minutes when you can directly zoom at the Syrian sun, shortly after sunrise.
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Palmyra was in the ancient times an important city of central Syria, located in an oasis 215 km northeast of Damascus and 120 km southwest of the Euphrates. It has long been a vital caravan city for travellers crossing the Syrian desert and was known as the Bride of the Desert. The Greek name for the city, Palmyra (Παλμυρα), is a translation of its original Aramaic name, Tadmor, which means 'palm tree'. Tadmor (in Arabic تدمر) is today the name of a small city next to the ruins, heavily dependent on tourism. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)