Pearl of the Desert: A History of Palmyra Free Audiobook Download by Rubina Raja

Pearl of the Desert: A History of Palmyra by Rubina Raja is an audiobook that gives a detailed history of Palmyra. It goes through major events, occupation and battles in the city, and discusses the religious aspects of what made this ancient city so significant.

An audiobook about the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, which was previously a major tourist destination, despite ongoing conflict. The author Rubina Raja discusses the history of Palmyra and its importance as one of the most popular archaeological sites in the world, concluding that it is imperative to preserve this site for future generations.

To many, Palmyra is a symbol of enduring historical significance. But what does it really mean to the ancient city and its inhabitants? This audiobook examines the known facts of Palmyra's past. Palmyra is built on top of an ancient oasis in the Syrian desert that has existed since the early Bronze Age. It was a residence of various empires and cultures, before becoming part of the Roman empire in A.D. 64-5

Pearl of the Desert is a history and travelogue of Palmyra that is also a good read for anyone looking for a general perspective on the ancient world. It details all the major historical events and provides interesting facts about the area. This book would be especially useful to those who want to know more about Palmyra and its history.

A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue of certain molluscs that has been valued since ancient times for its beauty, lustre and durability. The word "pearl" comes from the Persian "perle".

In the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, an inscription of the Roman Emperor Valens preserved a memory of a Greek goddess. The temple was dedicated in 32AD and survived for another two thousand years. A consequence of a battle between Muslims and Byzantines at Palmyra occurred in October 2015 when ISIS captured the city.

Published Date 2022-01-31
Duration 5 hours 32 minutes
Author Rubina Raja
Narrated Christopher Hallett
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Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category History
Parent Category Ancient Civilizations

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