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... 8230; you can see the outer wall with our van in one of the attached photos. Inside were some fascinating objects as you can see in the pix, such as bits of sculpture just lying around, ancient Arabic script on some walls, hundreds of column pieces to touch and stroke, a circular wine press with its wheels, and a lizard or two.
Then back to the van for lunch and a read before setting off for a hike up to the Citadel.
The Arab Citadel is perched on a rocky hilltop ...
... though and respect that they might not have understood what we were doing but still.
After seeing the tombs, we had picked up the rest of the group and set on our way to Damascus, it felt kind of surreal that this trip was ending and it felt that we were only getting to see a few of the many sites Syria has to offer. I could easily spend a few months even a year here and probably still not get to see the full historic nature Syria has to ...
... Triumph, the Amphitheater, the Baths, the Straight Street, the Congress Council and the Cemeteries
The destiny of the great kingdom of Palmyra was no better than that of its queen; the city fell prey to looting and destruction. Archaeologists are still working on excavations there in order to uncover queen's palace, which was destroyed by Romans and replaced by a military camp.