Site of Palmyra

CountrySyrian Arab Republic
UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationProvince of Homs
CoordinatesN34 33 15.012 E38 16 0.012
Inscription Date1980
In Danger From2013
Property (ha)0.36
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsWar
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number23
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionAn oasis in the Syrian desert, north-east of Damascus, Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences.
StatusWorld Heritage Site