Tadmor is mentioned in the Bible Old Testament; in the second Book of Chronicles 8:4, as a desert city built by the King Solomon as part of his extensive trade network. It was the high tax burden Solomon put on the Hebrews to fund his building program that led to the revolt, which resulted in the division of Israel into two Kingdoms.
The site is currently known as Palmyra, but it is still known by its original name Tadmor in Arabic.
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