The Temple of Baalshamin dates from the early C1st and was extended during Hadrian's reign in the C2nd. Until its destruction by IS on August 24th 2015, the cella of the temple was perfectly preserved although the surrounding enclosure did not survive so completely. It was the second most significant sanctuary in Palmyra after the Temple of Bel and was much smaller than its more famous neighbour, being located to north of the Roman era town.
Date of Visit
25th August 2010
26th August 2010
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Emma Loosley, “Palmyra Temple of Baalshamin,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed January 18, 2022, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/422.