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30 Places You MUST Visit Before You Die

Monumental Arch, Palmyra, Syria. This place is currently inaccessible due to civil war happening in Syria.

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The ancient silk-road city of Palmyra is located in the Syrian desert and was one of the wealthiest cities in the Near East during its prime. (via Hello! Daily News)

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July 2006 Temple of Baal-Shamin Temple of Baal-Shamin, the Lord of the Heavens in Semitic pantheon, responsible for rain and fecundity. Temple was dated ca. AD 17 and its cella dated AD 130. It was completelly restored in 1954-6 by Swiss archeologists.

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SYRIA - Palmyra - The area was once known as the Bride of the Desert and was a main stopping point for caravan travelers crossing the Syrian desert.

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