The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra

Online exhibition presented by the Getty Research Institute.

2017.02.09 | Christina Levisen

View of the Ruins of Palmyra, G. Hofstede van Essen, 1693. Oil on canvas. 33.8 x 169 in. (86 x 430 cm). Allard Pierson Museum, University of Amsterdam, 000.049. Courtesy of the University of Amsterdam.

A new exhibition website has been launched by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, entitled The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra. It depicts the site as it was illustrated in the 18th century by the architect Louis-François Cassas and photographed for the first time by Louis Vignes in 1864.

Rubina Raja has contributed two videos to the exhibitions: 1) Faces of Ancient Palmyra and 2) The Palmyra Portrait Project: Preserving Cultural Heritage in a Time of Conflict, which can both be accessed in the multimedia section.

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Ceremony /Opening, History and achaeology