The building of Palmyra’s Great Colonnade was completed in the 2nd century AD. The colonnade street, 1100 m long, starts from the temple of Bal, and crosses the city from East to North West. The Corinthian columns, many of which have remained in situ, are impressive: the main height is 9.5 m and the diameter 95 cm. According to the tradition in use in the reach East Roman empire area, the colonnade street was adorned with shelves and carved decorations; the shaves inserted on the columns held honorific statues of high rank personalities or the city benefactors; many preserved inscriptions attest this tradition.
The direction of the Great Colonnade changes slightly in the center of the city. A monumental Tetrapylon, whose ruins have been discovered recently, is inserted in this point dividing the main colonnade street in two sections. The Arch of Septimius Severus fixes the eastern limit of the colonnade street inside Palmyra’s city; while a small funerary temple marks its western limit.
Great Colonnade at Palmyra (العربية: كولوناد تدمر الكبير) — туристическая достопримечательность, одна из Археологические объекты в городе Пальмира, Сирия. Он расположен: 630 км от Халеб, 650 км от Дамаск, 800 км от Бейрут. Читать далее