Syrian Palmyra, Tadmor, to receive tourists soon

MENA

Published: 2018-08-19 11:00

Last Updated: 2024-07-14 05:11


Palmyra ruins in 2010 (Wikipedia)
Palmyra ruins in 2010 (Wikipedia)

Syrian authorities are preparing to restore the ancient archaeological Site of Palmyra (Tadmur, Homs Governorate) so that the historical monument is ready to receive tourists very soon.

Governor of Homs, Talal Barazi, confirmed that the archaeological attraction will be receiving tourists again as early as summer 2019. Adding that Tadmur's heritage is not only of great significance to Syria, but equally as important to the world.

Russia, Poland, Italy, as well as UNESCO and other NGOs have expressed their willingness to assist the reconstruction and restoration of the city's ancient monuments and antiques, reported Russia's international news agency, RIA Novosti.

Ancient Palmyra

The Syrian Palmyra, also known as Tadmur, is an ancient Semitic city that dates back to the Neolithic period. First recorded in the Bronze Age around 2000 BC. For decades, the Archaeological sites of Tadmur stood tall as a live example of ancient civilization.

Located in Homs Governorate north-east of Damascus, the city and its monumental ruins were heavily damaged during the Syrian war. Ravaged by ISIS, the archeological site was under its control for around two years between 2015 and 2017. During which, the ancient Roman theater was used by ISIS for public executions and many ancient statues were smashed to bits.