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Istanbul Archaeological Museum Ancient Sarcophagi | Sarcophagi and temple remains in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum | Palmyra graves at the archaeological museum | Byzantium exhibition in 2007 | Ephesus exhibition in Istanbul 2008 | Museum of the Ancient Orient in Istanbul

Palmyra graves at the archaeological museum

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The museum houses a large collection of some typical stones that closed the walled-in graves that seem to have been a rule in Palmyra. The pictures I present here show almost all stones (and some crops) the museum exhibits. There are no captions because I have no specific information. I have since visited Palmyra, which is in Syria, so check my gallery on that site (clicking the link ought to keep this page opened also).

From the Enc. Britt.: meaning “city of palm trees,” [the name] was conferred upon the city by its Roman rulers in the 1st century AD; Tadmur, Tadmor, or Tudmur, the pre-Semitic name of the site, is also still in use. The city is mentioned in tablets dating from as early as the 19th century BC. It attained prominence in the 3rd century BC, when a road through it became one of the main routes of east-west trade. Palmyra was built on an oasis lying approximately halfway between the Mediterranean Sea (west) and the Euphrates River (east), and it helped connect the Roman world withMesopotamia and the East.
Although autonomous for much of its history, Palmyra came under Roman control by the time of the emperor Tiberius (reigned AD 14–37). After visiting the city (c. 129), the emperor Hadrian declared it a civitas libera (“free city”), and it was later granted by the emperor Caracalla the title of colonia, with exemption from taxes.
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Palmyra Grave
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Palmyra Graves
Palmyra Graves
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