2 oz The Last Look on Palmyra 2021 High Relief + Antique (1.coin)
An oasis in the Syrian desert, northeast of Damascus, Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of a large city that was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, combined with Greco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences.
The city of Palmyra prospered abundantly thanks to great merchants who even established new colonies around the Silk Road. The wealth of the city enabled the construction of such architectural monuments as the Great Colonnade, Bel's Temple, or characteristic burial towers.
In 2015, Palmyra was in the hands of the Islamic State (Dais), which destroyed many ancient monuments. The city was liberated on March 27, 2016 by the Syrian army, but at the end of the year there were further battles for it. On December 11, 2016, the city was reconquered by the Islamic State (Dais), and at the beginning of March 2017, it was regained control by Syrian government forces.
The coin comes with a wooden box and a certificate.