Temple of the Standards
Southwest of the funerary temple (at the end of the main street), reached via a porticoed way, is an extensive complex known as...
Towers of Yemliko
To the south of the city wall at the foot of low hills is a series of variously sized, freestanding, square-based towers. Known as the...
Beyond the Tetrapylon the main street continues for another 500m. This stretch has seen much less excavation and reconstruction than...
Temple of the Standards information
Dating from the late 3rd or early 4th century AD, Diocletian's camp comprises the remains of a monumental gateway, a tetrapylon and two temples, one of which, the Temple of the Standards, dominates from an elevated position at the head of a flight of worn steps. The 'camp' was erected after the destruction of the city by Aurelian.
The extent of the complex and the fact that it was built on top of, and incorporates, earlier structures of evident grandeur has led some historians to speculate that it occupies what had been the palace of Zenobia.Behind the complex a section of fortified wall climbs a steep hill - from where there are excellent views of the site - then descends, edging around the southern edge of the city.