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  • He had an eagle upon whose back he was transported to the desert and back again in one day, to build there the city called Tadmor in the

    The Legends of the Jews — Volume 4

  • Tadmor, which is Palmyra, also built entirely of great stones.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part I. The Exploration of the World

  • It is said, she was placed in the ninth Seraglio, to the east of Palmyra, which, in the Hebrew tongue, is called Tadmor; which, without farther particulars, are sufficient to convince us that this was the charming person, sung with so much rapture by the Royal poet, and in the recital of whose amour he seems so transported.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • The desert town of Palmyra, known as Tadmor in 19th century BC, became a magnificent city of Roman arches, columns, temples and an amphitheater with the rise of the Silk Road.


  • Constructed around the turn of the first millennium A.D., the Sanctuary of Bel still dominates Palmyra and the modern city of Tadmor that sits beside it.

    Temple of the 'Bride of the Desert'

  • Not far from where the queen once defended freedom stands the abandoned Tadmor Prison, where political prisoners used to languish in fetid terror, and where Syrian commandos famously massacred hundreds of inmates in 1980.

    Temple of the 'Bride of the Desert'

  • "We see a huge revolution in the Israeli energy sector," said Gideon Tadmor, chief executive of Delek Energy Ltd., the Israeli energy company that, through its two subsidiaries, owns about 45% in the Leviathan prospect and a 31.2% stake in the smaller Tamar field.

    Israel Drills Big Gas Prospect

  • Tank firing in Homs crushed two buildings in the Bab Tadmor neighborhood, according to a resident and activist reports.

    Gulf Arab Nations Pull Syria Observers

  • While I was looking for Georg Niemann's images of Split ca. 1907 I happened across a reference to Robert Wood's The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tadmor, in the desert (London, 1753), and it actually made me sit up and clap my hands, because Palmyra is one of my favorite places, and to find such a plethora of wonderful images is like getting the best kind of birthday presents.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The city is cited in a number of texts (under the name of Tadmor) as having been built by King Solomon, and with Roman conquest grew to be an extremely prosperous and elegant city, with a key part to play in the importation of desirables from the East to the Roman empire.

    Archive 2008-04-01


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