Palmyra, The Lost City

In the middle of the Syrian desert of ash-Sham Badiyah is a Greco-Roman city lost in time. This city had its peak between I and III centuries AD There are files that refer to this city since 1100 BC Your name aparetemente conviertió in "Palmira" the city of dates, when in the fourth century BC entered the Hellenistic cultural sphere. Was annexed to the Roman Empire under Emperor Tiberius (14-37 AD). As we discuss later, the city entered into decline gradually over the centuries and ended up buried under the desert sand. It was not until the late nineteenth century when it was rediscovered. Currently, due to the conflict that is happening in Syria has again been vetoed tourism but I hope that the country return to political stability that its residents deserve, and that you can re-visit this wonder of archeology.

One of the highlights of the city is, see the old medieval Arab castle, from the time of the Crusades, dominating the entire valley. Palmira emerged from a sulfur water spring located halfway between the Euphrates and the Mediterranean Sea and is located in a strategic position to dominate the caravan trade.
The ruins are not protected by fences, that takes care of the surrounding desert in all directions.

Next to the ancient ruins there is a new town where we find hotels and accommodations at a great price. Although for a few euros more, the best option is to stay at one of the hotels that are adjacent to the old city. I had the opportunity to do so and go running through the ruins of the old Roman roads at night. The experience is not optimal running on a Roman road, but have completely empty Palmira with main areas illuminated only worth it for me.