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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A ruined city of Asia Minor, 150 m. NE. of Damascus, once situated in an oasis near the Arabian desert; a place of importance, and said to have been founded by Solomon for commercial purposes; of imposing magnificence as it ruins testify, as notably under Zenobia; it was taken by the Romans in 272, and destroyed by Aurelian, after which it gradually fell into utter decay; its ruins were discovered in 1678; it contains the ruins of a temple to Baal, 60 of the 300 columns of which were still standing.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Palmy`ra'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/palmyra.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.