Palmyra Local Customs

  • Redheaded Bedouin
    Redheaded Bedouin
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  • Roman Columns and Camels
    Roman Columns and Camels
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  • Temple of Bel in background
    Temple of Bel in background
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    Desert Bedouins

    by MM212 Updated Dec 17, 2007

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    Redheaded Bedouin

    Palmyra's natives are originally bedouin tribes linked to Arabia. Their traditions and Arabic dialect are quite different from Western Syrian cities. Many of them still wear the red kufiya worn in the Arabian peninsula. The main one in the photo was intriguing because of his red hair, which is surprisingly common in Aleppo and Damascus, though rare in Palmyra.

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    the old Palmyrene language

    by call_me_rhia Written Jan 8, 2003

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    the ols language of Palmyra

    Syria is sometimes (rightly) called the cradle of civilisation. Many languages originate from there, like the ancient Palmyrene alphabeth. The first western alphabeth, or one of them at least, was developed in Syria. The first Syriac alphabeth developed from a later form of Aramaic used at Palmyra in Syria. At the museum in Palmyra there's an interesting rooms dedicated to this mysterious language and its evolution

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    Camels

    by MM212 Written Nov 5, 2007

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    Roman Columns and Camels
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    Camels are a common sight in Palmyra, being in the desert and all. They make good subjects for photographs.

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  • Many cultures, many languages.

    by RblWthACoz Written Apr 2, 2006

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    Crossroads

    Since Palmyra was a center for many different cultures, you will find areas like this that have writings in multiple languages.

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