The agora was the hub of Palmyrene life, the city's most important meeting space, used for public discussion and as a market where...
Palmyra's theatre, lies on the south side of the street accessed between two arches in the colonnade. Until the 1950s it was buried...
Adjoining the agora in the northwest corner are the remains of a small banqueting hall used by the rulers of Palmyra.
Tariff Court information
South of the agora is a large, walled rectangular space, known as the Tariff Court, because this is where the great tariff stele (now residing in the St Petersburg Hermitage) was found. The enormous stone tablet dates from AD 137 and bears the inscription 'Tariff of Palmyra', setting out the taxes payable on each commodity that passed through the city.
The small structure at the north end of the court, closest to the theatre, has a semicircular arrangement of tiered seating leading archaeologists to believe that it may have been the city's Senate ( M04DA), or council building.