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Palmyre Syrie

Palmyra, 215 kilometres northeast of Damascus, was a jewel of the ancient world and is revered because its Greco-Roman ruins are so well preserved

https://plus.google.com/u/0/World Heritage / Traditional Village / Masuleh Iran (where streets are built on the roofs of houses below)

What an image! Photo intitulée "The wedding night" de Mohammadreza Momeni - Sar Agha Seyed Village, Zagros Mountains Iran - April 2013

Inscription of Queen Zenobia at Palmyra. Zenobia (240 – c. 275) was a 3rd-century Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Roman Syria. She led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire. Zenobia became queen of the Palmyrene Empire following Odaenathus' death in 267. By 269, Zenobia had expanded the empire, conquering Egypt and expelling the Roman prefect, Tenagino Probus, who was beheaded after he led an attempt to recapture the territory. She ruled over Egypt until 274.

Column with inscription in Greek and Aramaic in honour of Julius Aurelius Zenobius, the father of Queen Zenobia, at Palmyra. Queen Zenoba rebelled against Roman control and established the short-lived Palmyrene Empire, before Rome restablished rule.

An ancient Roman road runs through the ruins of the ancient city of_Leptis_Magna in #Libya

Portal through time Archway An ancient Roman road runs through the ruins of the ancient city of_Leptis_Magna in

Mali: The Great Mosque of Djenné is a large  adobe (mud brick) building that is considered by many architects to be one of the greatest achievements of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. The mosque is located in the city of Djenné, Mali. The mosque dates from 1907. As well as being the centre of the community of Djenné, it is one of the most famous landmarks in Africa. Along with the "Old Towns of Djenné" it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. #Hagereseb #Mali…

The Minaret of Samarra is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque is one of the largest in the world, and was built by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil . The minaret was originally connected to the mosque by a bridge.

Palmyra was once a part of the vast Roman Empire and one of the richest cities in the Near East. Some say the city dates back to the times of King SolomonThe transfer of goods and knowledge flowed along the Silk Road from the depths of Asia Minor to the Mediterranean ports, and the city's strength was founded on both its strategic location and the taxes demanded of all who wished to travel safely across her domains.

The Ruins of Palmyra, a World Heritage site in Syria, closed by ISIS forces today who have plans to destroy the site.

The incredible marble mountains of #Vietnam. #Travel I've been here and it is incredible! Highly recommend!

DA NANG The incredible marble mountains of Vietnam. My husband wanted to visit here because during the war he was stationed here/near here, so he wanted to go back. This is outside Hoi An near DaNang, Vietnam.

Ait Benhaddou, Morocco.

~ BUILT OF MUD AND STRAW - Aït Benhaddou is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco, Africa

Tintern Abbey no sul do País de Gales foi dissolvido por Henrique VIII. A Abadia tem 881 anos de idade.

Tintern Abbey in south Wales was dissolved by Henry VIII. Tintern Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII. The Abbey is 881 years old.

Petra, Jordan - a place I hope to visit again soon

'Ever since Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt rediscovered this spectacular site in 1812 the ancient Nabataean city of Petra has been drawing the crowds and with good reason. This is one of the Middle Easts most treasured attract

Mujib Nature Reserve in Dead Sea, Jordan, Israel.

Mujib Nature Reserve in Dead Sea, Jordan, Israel.