Lessons
Palmyra
Lessons
Palmyra
About this unit
Brought to you by Smarthistory. Palmyra, an ancient caravan city in the Syrian Desert, is renowned for its monumental architecture and colonnaded streets, as well as for its distinctive tower tombs. The ancient city and its material culture incorporated elements from Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern cultures and the city itself existed at a key point of connectivity where the spheres of the Mediterranean, Persian, and Near Eastern world overlapped.