Palmyra (Connectors)


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Palmyra is an ancient city in present-day Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic period    documents first mention the city in 2,000 BC. Palmyra belonged to many different empires    becoming a part of the Roman Empire in the 100 AD.

The city grew wealthy from trade caravans The city's inhabitants became popular as merchants who established colonies    they could trade along the Silk Road. Palmyra's wealth enabled the construction of monumental projects like Great Colonnade    the Temple of Bel. The Palmyrene people worshiped Mesopotamian and Arab gods.

By 200 AD Palmyra was a prosperous regional center    the Roman emperor Aurelian destroyed the city in 273. The city was later rebuilt by Diocletian at a reduced size.

Source: Wikipedia


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  1. Who are the people of Palmyra?

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