Temple of Baal Shamin, 1st century C.E. (Palmyra—in modern Syria) (photo: Verity Cridland, CC BY 2.0)
A hybrid of eastern and western design, this temple showcased the cultural diversity and great wealth of Palmyra.

Temple of Baalshamin, Palmyra

Palmyra’s divine triad: Baalshamin, with the Moon god Aglibol on his right and the Sun-god Yarhibol at left, discovered at Bir Wereb, near Palmyra, 60 cm high (Louvre, Paris) (photo: Emmanuel PIERRE, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Drawing from Greco-Roman and Eastern architecture, this temple was one of history’s great architectural achievements.

Temple of Bel, Palmyra