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My hotel here is twice what I've paid anywhere else, but it comes with breakfast, and it is actually clean, and the shower is hot. I return to my room after walking around the town a bit, take a shower, and return to the world of Leo the African. The year is 1517 and Selim the Grim is preparing to take Egypt. Krak de Chevalier has long since fallen to the catapults of the Mamluks, and Palmyra is just a dusty ruin waiting for its first ...
... 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 ...
... Tower Tombs are located in the valley spreading west stretching over 1km down baron sand landscape, built in 103AD it is four stories and accommodate up to 300 people ascending by steps you can look out and see the baron landscape for miles around.
Hypogeum of the Three Brothers
An underground burial chamber, as with the towers, the tombs were filled with stone carved seals. Dating back to 160AD to 91 AD steps into the tombs, although quite spacious the tomb ...
... served once as a main axis between the theater and the temples. With an imposing arch dating back to Palmyra's peak (reigning Septimus Severus), The street only shows a few of the columns still standing and showings the initial route served.
The Folklore Museum
Its clear to say Palmyra looked very distinguished in the role it ...