We can’t stress enough how important the site and the location of
was in antiquity, reaching its absolute heydays under Queen Zenobia in the second half of the 3rd century AD. Palmyra
Luckily I am not the only one to awe at this grandeur that has now been destroyed (see: The glorious days of Palmyra). I recently came across this great article published in the Mediterraneio Antiguo under the title Palmyra: The Dream of the Queen of the Desert. Unfortunately the attached PDF-report is in Spanish but that should not be a problem to those who are really interested. Note the reverence to the great archaeologist Khaled el-Asaad at the end.
Thank you Mario Villanueva Agudo for sharing this with the world.