The Oasis of Palmyra: unearthing the history of the ancient city-state | Curio

The Oasis of Palmyra: unearthing the history of the ancient city-state

26 mins | May 28, 2017

Palmyra has graced the world’s news screens for all the wrong reasons. Its destruction has been the symbol of barbarity. French Archaeologist and Historian Paul Veyne writing in Lapham’s Quarterly tells us of the ancient city’s rich and remarkable history.

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From Lapham's Quarterly