Palmyra was the only oasis in and perhaps the only truly tourist town. Palmyra was known as Tadmor to the Syrians. Both meant the same thing - date palm.
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The Temple of Baalshamin was an ancient temple in the city of Palmyra, Syria, dedicated to the Canaanite sky deity Baalshamin. Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Palmyra Castle, also known as Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma'ani Castle or Tadmur Castle, is a castle overlooking Palmyra in the province of , . is situated 2½ km west of Palmyra. Photo: Mewes, Public domain.

was located in Palmyra in the deserts of eastern approximately 200 kilometers northeast of .

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The , sometimes also referred to as the "Temple of Baal", was an ancient temple located in Palmyra, . Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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