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    Mosaics

    by iwys Written Sep 24, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Many of the mosaics taken from the floors of Palmyra's buildings are on display in the museum. As this a fertile area, with a lot of wildlife, many of them depict animals and birds.

    Don't feel too bad about them being removed from their original locations. If they are exposed to the sun for too long, their colours become bleached out, and they eventually fade away. Being kept in the cool, gloomy rooms of the museum is the best thing for them

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    The Valley Around Apamea...

    by coceng Updated Jun 22, 2005
    Valley Around Apamea...

    Fondest memory: If you have your own car or maybe asking somebody to drive for you, the valley around Apamea or rather around hamah is breath taking...
    We pass through some lush valleys with green vegetations along the way especially from Hamah to Apamea...MORE PHOTOS...

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    The entablatures

    by dionysias Written Mar 14, 2003
    Good decorations

    Favorite thing: The entablatures which were re-erected resembles the way used to avoid monotony in building the Cardo Maximus along with building many porticoes throughout its length at the two sides of this way .
    Theses entablatures demonstrate various decorations and shapes curved on them , this photo shows some decorations , can you guess what are curved on them ??

    Fondest memory: Seeing the traces of the ancient wheels curved in the street stones and still so obvious till now and wondering how many carts and carriages had passed here ???

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    The columns and the colonnade

    by dionysias Written Mar 14, 2003
    Two columns

    Favorite thing: Apamea is a town full of columns with so many decorations and flutings
    All the capitals were elegant Corinthian types , and columns with twisted moldings at the base , columns with straight or twisted fluting

    Fondest memory: The unusual spiral fluting on the columns .

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    A heaven for archeology lovers

    by dionysias Written Mar 14, 2003

    Favorite thing: After the brief of the tall history of the town I can say that Apamea is a heaven for ancient monuments lover , here you can see a whole Hellenic-Roman town with nearly all the standard buildings of that era , many old fractions of the town were re-erected and so many other fractions still to be uprighted . many decorations and mosaics make this place so spectacular .

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