This guide for university and high school classroom instruction builds on the Getty Research Institute's Return to Palmyra online experience, which narrates the history of the Syrian city of Palmyra (Tadmur, in Arabic) from antiquity to the present. Return to Palmyra, which is presented in English and Arabic, tells the story of this historic urban center through essays and more than 100 images.

An in-depth exploration of the history, artworks, and stories of Palmyra, this study guide provides instructors with rich material and resources to engage students in the study of this famed caravan city, offering opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching.