Temple of Nabu is an important landmark in Palmyra

Homs, SANA- Archeological temple of Nabu in Tadmour (Palmyra) city is one of the most important landmarks , which took a different architectural form from the rest of the existing temples in the city.

The temple dating back to the second century AD was dedicated to Mesopotamian god of wisdom and writing .

It is located in the center of the archaeological site, but its discovery was delayed until 1960, when a French archeological expedition excavated it.

Head of the tourist guides department in the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Tourism Imad Assaf told SANA that the construction of Nabu differs in the way it is built from all Palmyra’s temples which take a square form while the Temple of Nabu takes a distinctive deviant shape as inscriptions carved on the stone were discovered, which reminds of the importance of the inhabitants of the city and their social rituals.

The temple is characterized by its eastern style and architectural and cultural features which still exist at the site, according to Assaf.
He clarified that there are three entrances towards the long street and a main entrance in the southern side, surrounded by corridors and columns with Corinthian crowns with decorations on either side and three rooms directly connected to the inner hallway, which leads to a courtyard with a temple in center.

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