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A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") or "quadrifrons" (Latin "four fronts") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads.

A tetrapylon (Greek: Τετράπυλον, "four gates") or "quadrifrons" (Latin "four fronts") is an ancient type of Roman monument of cubic shape, with a gate on each of the four sides: generally it was built on a crossroads.

Palmyra was an ancient Semitic city, located in Syria. Dating back to the Neolitic, Palmyra was first attested in the early second millennium BC, as an oasis and a caravan stop for travelers crossing the Syrian desert. The city is mentioned in the Hebrew. By the second century AD, Palmyra became an important city and was engaged in the protection of the Roman east.

Palmyra was an ancient Semitic city, located in Syria. Dating back to the Neolitic, Palmyra was first attested in the early second millennium BC, as an oasis and a caravan stop for travelers crossing the Syrian desert. The city is mentioned in the Hebrew. By the second century AD, Palmyra became an important city and was engaged in the protection of the Roman east.

Columns, Palmyra Syria

Columns, Palmyra Syria

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria.

Ruins of Palmyra, Syria.

Roman Ruins.  Palmyra, SYRIA.

Roman Ruins. Palmyra, SYRIA.

Aphrodisias tetrapylon 2009 04 27.jpg

Aphrodisias tetrapylon 2009 04 27.jpg

Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria | geneward2

Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria | geneward2

Apamea, Syria.  Apamea is especially distinguished for its high walls and the main thoroughfare surrounded by columns with twisted fluting. The street, known as the Cardo Maximus to the Romans, is 1.85 km long and 87 meters wide, running directly from north to south.

Apamea, Syria. Apamea is especially distinguished for its high walls and the main thoroughfare surrounded by columns with twisted fluting. The street, known as the Cardo Maximus to the Romans, is 1.85 km long and 87 meters wide, running directly from north to south.

Islamic State 'Will Not Destroy' Palmyra Ruins in Syria - http://gazettereview.com/2015/05/islamic-state-will-not-destroy-palmyra-ruins-in-syria/

Islamic State 'Will Not Destroy' Palmyra Ruins in Syria - http://gazettereview.com/2015/05/islamic-state-will-not-destroy-palmyra-ruins-in-syria/

Arch of Triumph [now destroyed] Palmyra, Syria

Arch of Triumph [now destroyed] Palmyra, Syria

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