Archaeology in Palmyra, Syria

The ruins in Palmyra span from pre-Roman times through the 19th century can be found at this site. The Temple of Baal is at the far end of the photo, a Roman market in the middle, and behind me and my friend Mezzen are the Valley of the Dead and a more modern fortress built in16-17th CE. Palmyra is the setting of my novel-in-progress.