Palmyra Portrait Project


2019.03.14 | History and achaeology

Unveiling Female Hairstyles: Markers of Age, Social Roles, and Status in Funerary Sculpture from Palmyra

New publication by Professor and Centre director Rubina Raja and Signe Krag.

2019.03.04 | History and achaeology

World premiere: Almost Human

CPH:DOX. Filmmaker Jeppe Rønde talks to 10 researchers (incl. Professor Rubina Raja) and one robot about the dilemmas of technology. Buy your ticket to the event now.

2019.03.01 | History and achaeology

Ny stor publikation om palmyrenske gravportrætter

Vatikanmuseet i Rom og Palmyra Portrait Project, der ledes af Carlsbergfondets Semper Ardens-forsker Rubina Raja, udgiver ny stor publikation om gravportrætter. Publikationen tager udgangspunkt i 13 palmyrenske gravportrætter på Vatikanmuseet.

2019.02.22 | History and achaeology

The Collection of Palmyrene Funerary Portraits in the Musei Vaticani: Notes and Observations

New publication by Signe Krag, Rubina Raja and Jean-Baptiste Yon, with an introduction by Alessia Amenta.

2018.12.20 | History and achaeology

Family matters: Family constellations in Palmyrene funerary sculpture

New publication by Professor Rubina Raja.

Upcoming Events

Wed 18 Apr
10:00-18:00 | Getty Villa, Los Angeles, USA
The Classical World in Context: Palmyra - Loss & Remembrance
FEATURED EXHIBITION at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 18 April 2018 - 27 May 2019.
Thu 18 Apr
11:00-18:00 | The Getty Villa, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Palmyra and the East
A two-day symposium to be held at the Getty Villa in conjunction with the exhibition Palmyra: Loss & Remembrance. Organised by J. Paul Getty Museum, the Palmyra Portrait Project and UrbNet.
Thu 20 Jun
09:00-18:00 | The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Small Stuff of the Palmyrenes: The Coins and Tesserae of Palmyra
International conference organised by Rubina Raja.

Harald Ingholt & Palmyra

This book grew out of the exhibition Harald Ingholt and Palmyra, which opened in 2015 at the Museum of Ancient Art at Aarhus University, Denmark. The exhibition is based on research done within the framework of the Palmyra Portrait Project, which is jointly funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and Aarhus University.

English version

Danish version