Zenobia: Mighty Ruling Queen of Ancient Palmyra

She challenged Rome by defeating the Roman prefect Tenagino Probus and conquering Egypt. Curated/Reviewed by Matthew A. McIntoshPublic HistorianBrewminate Introduction Zenobia was a Syrian queen (240-after 274 C.E.). After her husband’s death, she became a powerful military leader in her own right, conquering both Egypt and much of the Eastern Roman Empire. The descendant of various royal ancestors, Zenobia became queen[…]

Portraiture of Ancient Palmyra

The Beauty of Palmyra, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek By Judith Weingarten / 09.02.2015 Archaeologist The Beauty of Palmyra When the Danish archaeologist Harald Ingholt was just beginning his third season of digging at Palmyra in 1928, someone offered to sell him this stunning portrait of a woman – and, in accordance with the practices of the time,[…]