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c. 1910 - Toned silver gelatin print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer's blindstamp in far bottom left. Dimensions: 225 by 580mm. (9 by 23 inches). A view showing the ruins of Palmyra. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, Palmyra is located in the heart of the Syrian desert, along the Old Silk road, and was once a centre of trade, linking the empires of Persia, India and China. The city's most famous ruler was Queen Zenobia , a half Greek, half Roman 'warrior queen' said to be a direct descendant of Cleopatra, who led the city to war against Roman domination in 269AD.
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Last Found On: 2014-12-26           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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