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- Address: Palmyra, Syria
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +96-7408315087
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Temple of Bel, also referred to as Temple of Baal was an ancient temple consecrated to Bel, the Mesopotamian God, worshipped at Palmyra in along with the sun God, Yarhibol and the lunar God Aglibol. The ruins were said to be amongst one of the Palmyra’s best preserved until they were destroyed further in 2015. However, the arched main entrance to the temple is still intact along with its fortified gate and the exterior wall. The temple has a very rich history and was constructed on a tell with stratification that indicates human occupation which goes back somewhere to the 3rd millennium BC. The temple showed a significant synthesis of ancient Greco-Roman and Near Eastern architecture.
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This isn't so much as a review of the historic site since I've never been there but a comment about a review from Michael Rotter that was posted about a week ago that i just read. You said that you'll never go there now because it was destroyed and that it was the government's fault for not securing it properly. Where do you think this place is? New York city or Washington D.C.? This is an extremely violent and dangerous place and if you know anything at all you'll know that the Assad government doesn't really care about history or the well-being of their residents. The man had actually ordered the mass chemical attack that was carried out on his own people and killed thousands of people because they were rebelling against his dictatorship and his oppression of his people. So they're not gonna use the very small military assets that they have to secure a site that should be off-limits to anyone or any group that has any kind of morals or understanding of their own heritage. This Michael Rotter probably doesn't even understand the historical or religious significance of this site to even give an educated comment about what has happened there. "Should have secured it better" he says. The Syrian army doesn't have a bunch of overweight mall cops (which is probably what this guy's relatives are) to sit around all day and wait for something to happen to it that hadn't happened in almost two thousand years. It absolutely drives me crazy when people leave comments like this when they're some 13 year old idiot who thinks putting their two cents into a topic is cool. Frankly, you just sound like an idiot. So please, keep your comments to yourself until you educate yourself enough to actually say something worthwhile and not just using up storage space.
Michael I agree with you. It really is a shame what happened here. So much heritage lost for nothing.. its sad.. but some people have no clue how much history was behind it. They think of Syria and all they know is ISIS nothing else..
Used to be cool but it has gone down hill since it was destroyed in August 2015 by a bunch of petulant islamists who couldn't deal with the fact they are not the only people on earth. ISIS blow goats.
Be nice when putin liberates this country , probably would of been done sooner if the gd ol u.s.of a keeps there noses out of it! But then I suppose thats difficult considering isis was created and funded by the cia mossad etc etc.....
What a beautiful area.. so sad it was destroyed. .