Mysterious “Lord of the Universe” deity from ancient Palmyra finally identified

The identity of an unknown god described in inscriptions from the ancient city of Palmyra in modern-day Syria has long puzzled scholars. But now a researcher explains that she has cracked the case.

Palmyra has existed for millennia and the city thrived around 2,000 years ago as a trading center serving the Roman Empire with trade routes in Asia, such as the Silk Road.

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