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... a 5 am start to, came back to report a sand storm and they couldn't see thing! It was pretty well cleared up by the time we got up at 8 or so. My first job of the day was to replace the fuel filter on the van which was not a difficult job, but a bit messy with the inevitable spillage. We won’t know if this solves the stalling problem until we hit the highway tomorrow.
Then we rode around to the entrance to the Temple of Bel, which is the big complex right next to ...
... quite dusty and humid, it includes carvings and column style and statues and colourful motifs surrounding the sarcophagi.
The Valley of the Tombs provides a fascinating insight into the burial practices of the Palmyrenes, and the great importance they clearly attached to honoring the dead. The oddly forlorn tower tombs found here are no match for the ruins of Palmyra itself, but their settingg has an eerily unreal atmosphere (all the more so at twilight, or on ...
... 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.