Palmyra Temple of Bel

These images are scans from slides taken over several visits during the 1980s and 1990s.



Temple of Bel



Entrance to the Temple of Bel on the west side of the temple.



Neathery Fuller and guide in the interior of the temple of Bel.



Relief fallen from the facade of the temple showing an angel among fruits and pine cones.



Relief fallen from the facade of the temple showing a Palmyrene god receiving offerings left on an altar.



Relief fallen from the facade of the temple showing a caravan camel with a rider box on its back. Veiled women follow behind the camel.



Carved and painted fragment of the temple facade.



Carved and painted relief fragment of a horse emerging from ancanthus leaves.



Beautiful carved and painted relief of grapes fallen from the facade of the Temple.



Interior of the temple showing one of the two rooms that would have held a cult statue.



Elaboratedly carved ceiling above the location where a cult statue had resided.



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