Zanobia of Palmyra
Zanobia of Palmyra high priestess and Empress
of Helios the sun was Dux Orientis’ counterpart.
As Odainatti of the East was consort queen
during his reign fulfilling his expansive legacy
after his death on the Eastern Roman Empire.
She was Julia Aurelia Zanobia known as
the Canaan Cleopatra of Batlamic descent.
Aramiacally, she is known as Bet Zebai
her Roman name for Jupiter’s force.
Born to a descendant of Egypt’s Cleopatra
in Syriac Palmyra until she was sent to Alexandria
to study Greek & Roman history and return as Senator.
She attempted and invaded Egypt in 270 A.D.
under the leadership of Zabda on the pretext
of returning it to the Roman Empire leaving
her son as ruler with the blessing of Roman
Emperor Claudius and continued her conquests
till she reached the borders of Byzantine.
Her armies killed Heraclion head of the imperial
guards of Byzantine until Emperor Aurelian tricked
her into signing a treaty of peace which he broke
after a year when he invaded Alexandria in the time
Zanobia was mourning the death of her son Wahablat.
Aurelian continued his expansions until he almost reached
the Palmyrian borders when he was taken by surprise
by Zanobia’s forces in Antakia and she put up a fight!
Sadly, her forces in Hims betrayed her forcing her
to retreat to Palmyra where Aurelian surrounded
her and put her city under siege forcing her to call
for the Persian’s help when she went in disguise
to meet Hermez King of Persia, sadly, the Romans
were watching her every move and intercepted her
attempts half way and captured her alive.
The Latin texts portray Aurelian as victorous
bringing her in golden cuffs to Rome like a circus
animal he captured on one of his conquests and that
she remained a trophy all her remaining life in Tivoli.
That is a big fat lie, as servant of Helios, the queen
drank her poison which was right in her pendant
the moment the first arrow struck the guard holding
her Palanquin's camel, she barely made it back to
the gates of Palmyra to be shown in public in Roman
chains; history is written by the victorious but the relics
won’t lie and her sarcophagus still lies in Palmyrian
temple of Helios as Zanobia the Great Queen of Conquests!
A tribute and correction of Roman history to the brave warrior queen Zanobia of Palmyra - Syria. They may have written history books and printed them on paper, but the relics don't lie.