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2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 10 - Palmyra)

An ancient Roman city in the middle of the desert.

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Sunday 27 March – Left Damascus for Palmyra, the site of some superb Roman ruins.

On the way we passed the turn off for Iraq.

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Needless to say, we turned left.

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Brian wanting to go to Iraq.

These are situated in an oasis and can be wandered around at your leisure, free of charge.

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The Temple of Baal Shamin at Palmyra.

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The citadel at Palmyra.

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Lots of ruins at Palmyra.

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Modern Palmyra.

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Part of the Great Colonnade at Palmyra.

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Archways at Palmyra.

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The theatre at Palmyra.

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Palmyra ruins.

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The oasis behind the ruins at Palmyra.

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Part of the Palmyra ruins.

We had another bush camp, well, another desert camp. The skies are incredibly clear and the number of stars that can be seen is awesome (as Brian and Erin, the two Americans on the trip would say).

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Our desert camp outside Palmyra.

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Cooking breakfast at dawn!
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Posted by nzhamsta 14:00 Archived in Syria Tagged ruins

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