National Geographic : 1946 Dec
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byMaynard Owen Williams Men Dance Without Partners at an Arab Wedding Party in Palmyra, a Syrian Desert City That Defied Imperial Rome Tadmor, the modern Palmyra, is a small, poor ghost of its ancient self. Ruined temples and lavish tombs attest its vanished wealth. Inthethird century itsrebellious Queen Zenobia saw her capital destroyed by the Romans. She was carried captive toRome.