New book by Czech writer on Queen Zenobia of Palmyra

PRAGUE, (ST)- A new book, published recently in the Czech capital Prague, has depicted the life of Queen Zenobia of Palmyra.

The 385-page book, titled "Zenobia, the Queen of the Syrian Desert",  was written by Czech writer Jiri Tomek and it gives details about Queen Zenobia who ruled Palmyra between 267-272 AD.

The writer said in his book that Zenobia was wise and educated .She was  also a beautiful, brave and highly ambitious woman.

 Tomek said that for the peoples of the region, Zenobia has turned into a symbol of love for the homeland, yearning for freedom and struggling against  colonialism. He pointed out that he tackled the queen's life story in the form of a novel based on historical facts.

The kingdom of Palmyra was one of the most important ancient Syrian kingdoms and it  particularly flourished during the reign of Queen Zenobia. Palmyra's civilization competed the civilization of the ancient Roman Empire. Among its most important archeological monuments are Palmyra's Amphitheater, the temple of Baal Shamin and the grave of Zenobia.

Hamda Mustafa