• The Site of Palmyra

    The Site of Palmyra

    A desert oasis located in the hottest part of Syria, the site of Palmyra harbors the monumental ruins of a great city that was once one of the most important cultural centers of the antique world. At the crossroads of several civilizations, Palmyra’s art and architecture united Greco-Roman traditions with local and Persian influences from the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. It was inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list as an important cultural site in 1980.

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  • The Ancient City of Aleppo

    Ancient City of Aleppo:

    Inscribed on the World Heritage list since 1986, the Ancient City of Aleppo remains an important cultural and historical legacy of a city that was ruled in turn by the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans. It vies with Damascus as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Because of its strategic position, it was located at the crossroads of several trade routes since the second millenium B.C. Now threatened by overpopulation, the ol.. Read More »