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Title: The Great Colonade of Palmyra Reconsidered
Author(s): BARAÑSKI, Marek
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Date: 1995
The Great Colonnade of Palmyra, the most spectacular architectural monument of the desert city, has been admired by travellers and scholars ever since the 18th century, while the extraordinary feature of column brackets bearing inscriptions interested historians and epigraphists. The Great Colonnade and the Monumental Arch became a landmark not only of Palmyra but also of Syria. As it happens, however, some best known monuments do not always get all the attention they deserve. This is the case here, in spite of many descriptions, engravings and photographs provided over the years by travellers and archaeologists active in Palmyra.