And the Queen of the East was Zenobia


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Zenobia was born and raised in Palmyra, Syria. Her Roman name is Iulia Aurelia Zenobia, while her name in Arabic is al-Zabbā’ bint ‘Amr ibn al-Ẓarib ibn Ḥassān ibn Adhīnat ibn al-Samīda‘

(Arabic: الزباء بنت عمرو بن الظرب بن حسان ابن أذينة بن السميدع‎, al-Zabbā’, daughter of ‘Amr son of al-Ẓarib son of Ḥassān son of Adhīnah son of al-Samīda‘),

most commonly referred to simply as al-Zabbā’.

In Greek, she is known as Zēnobía (Greek: ἡ Ζηνοβία) or Septimia Zenobia, having added Septimia after marrying Septimius Odaenathus.

Zenobia herself signed official documents Bat-Zabbai (daughter of al-Zabbā’).

Zenobia and her mother were called al-Zabbā’, meaning ‘the one with long lovely hair’.

Queen Zenobia’s Last Look Upon Palmyra,
by Herbert Schmalz

During the disasters of the middle of the third century CE the Asiatic provinces of the Empire were…

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