Look for a significant oasis in the middle of the desert and you are bound to find some remnants of human life. In such a dry climate, it’s only logical that people decide to stop and rest. Some oases serve as a rest stop while others serve as the grounds for a settlement. The Syrian region of Palmyra is an example of the latter.
With a history dating back to the Neolithic Period, Palmyra shows ample evidence of being a once great city. Standing proudly on the sight is a collection of ruins, preserved in such a fashion to reveal the truly grand scope of this oasis empire.