As part of the project Integration of third-country nationals through urban partnerships – INTEGRA, we are representing preserved parts of the old civilizations through architecture and history. Today we get to know the city of Palmira in Syria.
Palmira is an ancient city, also mentioned in the Bible, then called Tadmor, a desert city built by King Judea, Solomon, son of David. The free city of Palmira was founded in the 3rd century BC and became an important traffic hub. In 1980 it was admitted to the UNESCO World Heritage list, but unfortunately, Palmira has been greatly affected by the war in the recent years.