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Palmyra Castle, the Arab fort built on a volcanic cone one thousand years after the Roman city below. The 17th century fortifications were built by the Lebanese Emir Fakhr al-Din to defend against Ottoman encroachment.

The Palmyra (or Tadmor in Arabic) was in the ancient times a Greek outpost and was annexed by Rome in 217 A.D. For a long time it was a vital caravan city for travellers crossing the Syrian desert.

In the workshop a closer view to the Palmyra Castle.

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Additional Photos by Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5110 W: 56 N: 10488] (43797)
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