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  • 1 The site of Palmyra lies 150 m.
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  • The earliest mention of Palmyra is in 2 Chron.
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  • Post, Narrative of a Second Journey to Palmyra in Pal.
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  • PALMYRA, the Greek and Latin name of a famous city of the East, now a mere collection of Arab hovels, but still an object of interest on account of its wonderful ruins.
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  • The date of the Chronicler may be placed about 300 B.C., so Palmyra must have been in existence long before then.
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  • i 05), which left Palmyra without a competitor for the Eastern trade.
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  • Palmyra also possessed the character of a religious centre, with the worship of the Sungod dominating that of inferior deities.
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  • WILLIAM THOMAS SAMPSON (1840-1902), American naval commander, was born at Palmyra, New York, on the 9th of February 1840, and graduated at the head of his class from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1861.
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  • It is not till much later that Palmyra first appears in Western literature.
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  • 30a); by this time Palmyra had become an important trade-post between the Roman and the Parthian states.
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  • The trade followed two routes: 1 How the name Palmyra arose is obscure.
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  • Palmyra, of which we hear nothing before Roman times, is a notable instance.
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  • Palmyra was destroyed and the population put to the sword.
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  • The language spoken at Palmyra was a dialect of western Aramaic, and belongs to the same group as Nabataean and the Aramaic spoken in Egypt.
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  • The religion of Palmyra did not differ in essentials from that of the north Syrians and the Arab tribes of the eastern desert.
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  • The chief god of the Palmyrenes was a solar deity, called Samas or Shamash (" sun "), or Bel, or Malak-bel,' whose great temple is still the most imposing feature among the ruins of Palmyra.
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  • (q.v.), and Allath, the chief goddess of the ancient Arabs, were also worshipped at Palmyra.
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  • " B of the heavens," = Zees µEycvros KepafYGoc, sometimes called " lord of eternity," but he was not included among the national gods of Palmyra, so far as we know, though he probably had a temple there.
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  • After its overthrow by Aurelian, Palmyra was partially revived as a military station by Diocletian (end of 3rd century A.D.), as we learn from a Latin inscription found on the site.
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  • 325) was Marinus bishop of Palmyra.
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  • 400, Palmyra was the station of the first Illyrian legion (Not.
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  • The ruins of Palmyra greatly interested the Arabs, and are commemorated in several poems quoted by Yaqut and others; they are referred to by the early poet Nabigha as proofs of the might of Solomon and his sovereignty over their builders the Jinn (Derenbourg, Journ.
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  • References to Palmyra in later times have been collected by Quatremere, Sultans Mamlouks, ii.
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  • The architecture was carefully studied by Wood and Dawkins in 1751, whose splendid folio (The Ruins of Palmyra, London, 1753) also gave copies of inscriptions.
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  • The Pliocene deposits are not very widely spread and are generally of fresh-water origin excepting near the coast, but marine Pliocene beds have been found at el Forklus in the Palmyra desert.
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  • Of these the principal are Karietein and Tadmor (Palmyra), through which passes the trade from Damascus to the east.
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  • To this division Damascus and Palmyra belonged; occasionally they were reckoned to Coelesyria, the middle strip of coast being designated Syrophoenicia.
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  • Syria, and Palmyra as the great road-station for eastern caravans.
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  • In later times the cult of a god Satrapes occurs in Syrian inscriptions from Palmyra and the Hauran; by Pausanias vi.
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  • That which comes into the European market as jaggery or khaur is obtained from the sap of several palms, the wild date (Phoenix sylvestris), the palmyra (Borassus flabellifer), the coco-nut (Cocos nucifera), the gomuti (Arenga saccharifera) and others.
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  • Obalva80s, Palm, nris= "little ear"), the Latinized form of Odainath, the name of a famous prince of Palmyra, in the second half of the 3rd century A.D., who succeeded in recovering the Roman East from the Persians and restoring it to the Empire.
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  • He belonged to the leading family of Palmyra, which bore, in token of Roman citizenship, the gentilicium of Septimius; hence his full name was Septimius Odainath (Vogue, Syrie centrale, Nos.
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  • The year when he became chief of Palmyra is not known, but already in an inscription dated A.D.
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  • 260) left the eastern provinces largely at the mercy of the Persians; the prospect of Persian supremacy was not one which Palmyra or its prince had any reason to desire.
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  • The neutrality which had made Palmyra's fortune was abandoned for an active military policy which, while it added to Odainath's fame, in a short time brought his native city to its ruin.
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  • 2 In a series of rapid and successful campaigns, during which he left Palmyra under the charge of Septimius Worod his deputy (N.S.I.
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  • Among the chief productions of the plains are rice (the staple export of the country); pepper (chiefly from Chantabun); sirih, sago, sugar-cane, coco-nut and betel, Palmyra or sugar and attap palms; many forms of banana and other fruit, such as durian, orange-pommelo, guava, bread-fruit, mango, jack fruit, pine-apple, custard-apple and mangosteen.
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  • 273 Zenobia, queen of Palmyra, was assigned a residence here by Aurelian.
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  • Among the rare big trees - found chiefly in the north-east - are baobab and palmyra and certain fruit trees, one bearing a pink plum.
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  • He was certainly born farther east at Samosata, and may have owed his promotion in the Church to Zenobia, queen of Palmyra.
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  • Zenobia, queen of Palmyra, after an unsuccesslul invasion, on a second attempt conquered Egypt, which she added to her empire, but lost it when.
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  • The province was, however, unsettled, and the :onquest of Palmyra was followed in the same year by the fuppression of a revolt in Egypt (AD.
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  • The important part played by the mineral in the history of commerce and religion depends on this fact; at a very early stage of progress salt became a necessary of life to most nations, and in many cases they could procure it only from abroad, from the sea-coast, or from districts like that of Palmyra where salty incrustations are found on the surface of the soil.
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  • Buttenwieser), of which the Antichrist is possibly Odaenathus of Palmyra, while Sibyll.
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  • Znvo(3c'a), queen of Palmyra, one of the heroines of antiquity.
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  • In the end she was defeated, and there was nothing for it but to fall back upon Palmyra across the desert.
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  • A few months after the fall of Zenobia, Palmyra revolted again; Aurelian unexpectedly returned, destroyed the city, and this time showed no mercy to the population (spring, 273).
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  • It is probable that she treated the Jews in Palmyra with favour; she is referred to in the Talmud, as protecting Jewish rabbis (Talm.
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  • See further PALMYRA.
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  • Besides betel-nut (Areca Catechu), the palms of India include the coco-nut (Cocos nucifera), the bastard date (Phoenix sylvestris), the palmyra (Borassus flabellifer), and the true date (Phoenix dactylifera).
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  • Spirit is also distilled from the palmyra, especially in the neighbourhood of Bombay and in the south-east of Madras.
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  • Meanwhile as Palmyra (fl.
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  • Suleiman then made himself master of the treasury and fled with the caliph Ibrahim to Tadmor (Palmyra).
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  • angustifolia, leaves of the date palm (Phoenix sylvestris), of the dwarf palm (Chamaerops Ritchiana), of the Palmyra palm (Borassus flabelliformis), of the coco-nut palm (Cocos nucifera)andof the screw pine (Pandanus odoratissimus), the munja or munj grass (Saccharum Munja) and allied grasses, and the mat grasses Cyperus textilis and C. Pangorei, from the last of which the well-known Palghat mats of the Madras Presidency are made.
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  • Several springs are named after the serpent, and the sacred fountain of Ephca at Palmyra, whose guardian in the early Christian era was appointed by the god Yarlhibol, is still tenanted by a female serpent-demon which can impede its flow.
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  • These characteristics were naturally emphasized in the Aramaic writing on papyrus which, beginning about 500 B.C., during the Persian sovereignty in Egypt, lasted on there till about zoo B.C. The gradual development of this script into the square Hebrew, and the more ornamental writing of Palmyra, may be traced in the works of Berger and Lidzbarski.'
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  • On his way home he saw the great bird Rukh (evidently, from his description, an island lifted by refraction); revisited Sumatra, Malabar, Oman, Persia, Bagdad, and crossed the great desert to Palmyra and Damascus, where he got his first news of home, and heard of his father's death fifteen years before.
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  • C. 264) beat them back, and Odenathus (Odainath), prince of Palmyra, rose in their rear, defeated Shapur, captured his harem, and twice forced his way to Ctesiphon (263265).
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  • (who was certainly an able general) by Ballista and Odenathus of Palmyra, or the later victories of Carus, J ulian and others, demonstrated how far the Persians were from being on an equality with the Romans.
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  • Other palm trees found are the date, bamboo, palmyra, coco and dom.
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  • of Trenton; the Delaware river area, in the vicinity of Palmyra; and the Woodmansie area, in Ocean county.
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  • The jungle tribes collect gum from several varieties of trees, and in Sind the Forest Department derives a small revenue from lac. The palms of the presidency consist of cocoa-nut, date, palmyra and areca catechu.
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  • 40 the coast cities had been much enriched by trade with the Roman empire, which both the Satavahanas and the satraps did much to encourage; but after the fall of Palmyra (273) and the extinction of the main Kshaharata dynasty (c. 300) this commerce fell into decay.
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  • It now became the capital of a jund, or military district, which under the Omayyad Caliphs extended from Palmyra to the sea.
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  • Syrian region from the edge of the Antioch plain to Acre, with part of the eastern desert, dominated by his castle at Tadmor (Palmyra), and the important towns of Latakia, Tripoli, Beirut and Saida; and forming further ambitious designs, he intrigued with Christians and broke with the Turks.
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  • Having thus secured the Rhine and Danube frontiers, he turned his energies towards the east, and in 271 set out on his expedition against Zenobia, queen of Palmyra.
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  • AMERICA ISLANDS, a name given to Christmas, Fanning, Palmyra and attendant islets, belonging to Great Britain, in the Central Pacific Ocean, between the equator and 6° N., and about 160 W.
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  • Odaenathus of Palmyra (d.
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  • 126); but Palmyra was not an industrial town, and the exacting fiscal system which drew profit even out of the bare necessaries of life - such as water, oil, wheat, salt, wine, straw, wool, skins (see Tariff ii.
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  • The splendid period of Palmyra (A.D.
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  • 130, granted it the name of Hadriana Palmyra (,non, -rin NSI.
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  • During the crisis Odenathus remained loyal to Gallienus, and was rewarded for his fidelity by the grant of a position without parallel under ordinary circumstances; as hereditary prince of Palmyra he was appointed dux Orientis, a sort of vice-emperor for the East (A.D.
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  • 262-267) that Palmyra was administered by his deputy Septimius Worod, " procurator ducenarius of Caesar our lord," also styled " commandant," as being Odenathus' viceroy (eci yairETrts, NSI.
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  • At the Moslem conquest of Syria, Palmyra capitulated to Khalid (see Caliphate) without embracing Islam (Baladsori [[[Baladhuri]]], seq.; Yagut, i.
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  • But the epigraphic wealth of Palmyra was first opened to study by the collections of Waddington (vol.
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  • It is the capital and the only considerable town of the Zor sanjak, formed in 1857, which includes Ras el -`Ain on the north and Palmyra on the south, with a total area of 32,820 sq.
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  • 266-267) Zenobia succeeded to his position, and practically governed Palmyra on behalf of her young son Wahab-allath or Athenodorus (see PALMYRA).
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  • Palmyra, judging from numismatic evidence, claimed the favour of Libra, Zeugma that of Capricorn; Leo protected Miletus, Sagittarius Singara.
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  • (See Hebrew Religion.) For examples, see Palmyra and Philistines; see further, Lucian, De dea syria, 36, for Hierapolis; Zosimus i.
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  • The salt of Palmyra was an important element in the vast trade between the Syrian ports and the Persian Gulf (see Palmyra), and long after the glory of the great merchant city was past " the salt of Tadmor " retained its reputation (Mas'udi viii.
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  • 266 -7 she not only succeeded to his position but determined to surpass it and make Palmyra mistress of the Roman Empire in the East.
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  • AMERICA ISLANDS, a name given to Christmas, Fanning, Palmyra and attendant islets, belonging to Great Britain, in the Central Pacific Ocean, between the equator and 6° N., and about 160 W.
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  • Here the roads from Damascus, by way of Palmyra, and from Mosul, by way of the Khabur, reach the Euphrates, and here there must always have been a town of considerable commercial and strategic importance.
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  • These tombs, which lie outside the city and overlook it from the surrounding hills, a feature characteristically Arabic, remain the most interesting monuments of Palmyra.
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  • As a rule the buildings of Palmyra do not possess any architectural individuality, but these tombs are an exception.
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  • The rise of Palmyra to a position of political importance may be dated from the time when the Romans established themselves on the Syrian coast.
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  • 69-79) the distinctive 2 " The soil of this marsh [east of Palmyra] is so impregnated with salt that a trench or pit sunk in it becomes filled in a short time with concentrated brine, the water of which evaporates in the intense sunshine and leaves an incrustation of excellent salt."
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  • position of Palmyra as an intermediate state between the two great powers of Rome and Parthia was recognized and carefully watched.
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  • At a later date, probably under Septimius Severus or Caracalla (beginning of 3rd century), Palmyra received the Jus italicum and the status of a colony; the executive officials of the council and people were called strategoi, equivalent to the Roman duumviri (NSI.
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  • It was the Parthian wars of the 3rd century which brought Palmyra to the front, and for a brief period raised her to an almost.
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  • conferred no doubt when Alexander Severus visited Palmyra in A.D.
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  • The fortunes of Palmyra now passed into the vigorous hands of Zenobia, who had been actively supporting her husband in his policy.
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  • Under Odenathus Palmyra had extended her sway over Syria and Arabia, perhaps also over Armenia, Cilicia and Cappadocia; but now the troops of Zenobia, numbering it is said 70,000, proceeded to occupy Egypt; the Romans under Probus resisted vigorously but without avail, and by the beginning of A.D.
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  • In Palmyra Zenobia is still called "queen" ((aaLAcvoa, NSI.
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  • For other references to Palmyra (called Tarmod) in the Talmud see Neubauer Geogr.
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  • At length Aurelian arrived before the walls of Palmyra, which was captured probably in the spring of A.D.
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