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Title: The Quarries from Palmyra
Author(s): SCHMIDT-COLINET, Andreas
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Date: 1995
Most of the sculptures and buildings of ancient Palmyra were made of, or built in, hard limestone. The quarries of this hard limestone are situated about 15 km northeast of the city. They stretch over several square kilometres, and some of them were rediscovered only in the course of the past few years.