Temple of Bel by Julian Kaesler on Flickr.
The Temple of Bel is an ancient stone ruin located in Palmyra, Syria.
What can be seen today are the remnants of a Roman temple constructed in the first century AD. However it is thought the area may have been used as a temple site for over three thousand years.
Cardo Maximus by Julian Kaesler on Flickr.
The “cardo”, or main street, of the ruined Roman city of Apamea.
The cardo and its remaining columns stretch for some 1.5 kilometres, a reminder of this city’s past splendour and wealth which was once home to 500,000 people.