Note: Do not rely on this information. It is very old.
Zenobia, Septimia, Queen of Palmyra in the 3rd century A.D., is supposed to have belonged to a family of Arabic origin. In 272 the Emperor Aurelian led an army against her, and after several victories captured Palmyra. She was carried captive to Rome, and led in triumph through the streets, but eventually she was allowed to reside on a large estate near Tivoli.