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The statue of the "Piraeus Athena" in the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus (Athens). The work has been given to either Kephisodotos or Euphranor (4th century B.C.), or deemed to be a Hellenistic-era creation in classicizing style. Picture by Giovanni Dall'Orto

The statue of the "Piraeus Athena" in the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus (Athens). The work has been given to either Kephisodotos or Euphranor century B.), or deemed to be a Hellenistic-era creation in classicizing style.

Zenobia (240 – c. 275) was a 3rd-century Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Roman Syria. She led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire. The second wife of King Septimius Odaenathus. By 269, Zenobia had expanded the empire, conquering Egypt and expelling the Roman prefect, Tenagino 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.

Queen Zenobia - Arabic Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Syria Led a revolt against the Roman Empire, conquered Egypt, and ruled over Egypt until Then, she was taken as a hostage to Rome by Emperor Aurelian

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The Memnon pieta, Eos lifts up the body of her son Memnon. Interior from an Attic red-figure cup, ca. From Capua, Italy. Signed by Douris (painter) and Kalliades.

Gate of all nations or Gate of Xerxes located at the ancient city of Persepolis. 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. Xerxes, who built this structure, named it "The Gate of All Countries" during the Persian empire. Xerxes I is believed to be the Persian king identified as Ahasuerus in the biblical book of Esther.

Gate of all nations or Gate of Xerxes located at the ancient city of Persepolis. 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. Xerxes, who built this structure, named it "The Gate of All Countries" during the Persian em