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Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra

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This is an alternate illustration for a historical fiction book:

Daughter of Sand and Stone

by Libbie Hawker libbiehawker.com/

Zenobia was a 3rd-century Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Syria, who led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire.  She expanded the empire, conquering Egypt and expelling the Roman prefectTenagino Probus, who was beheaded after he led an attempt to recapture the territory. She ruled over Egypt until 274, when she was defeated and taken as a hostage to Rome by Emperor Aurelian.  It is said that she was paraded through the streets of Rome, bound by chains of gold.

Zenobia on Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenobia

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