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Prepatatory publications (Palmyra Portrait Project)

Raja, R. (2016). "The history and current situation of World Heritage sites in Syria: The case of Palmyra", in: Almqvist, K. & Belfrage, L. (eds.), Cultural Heritage at Risk, Stockholm, 27-47.

Raja, R. (2016). "Illegal trade and export of cultural goods: The case of the Palmyrene funerary portraiture", in: Chahin, D. & Lindblom, I. (eds.), Fighting the Illegal Looting of Syria's Cultural Heritage, Sofia, 11-12.

Raja, R. (2015). "From studying portraits to documenting Syria's cultural heritage", in: Raja, R. & Sørensen, A. H. (eds.), Harald Ingholt & Palmyra, Aarhus, 10-13.


Bobou, O., Miranda, A. C., & Raja, R. (2022). "Harald Ingholt's Twentieth-Century Archive of Palmyrene Sculptures: 'Unleashing' Archived Archaeological Material of Modern Conflict Zones", Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 1 February 2022, 10 (1): 74–101. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.10.1.0074

Bobou, O., Raja, R. & Steding, J. (2022). Excavating Archives: Narratives from 20th-Century Palmyra, Aarhus.

Mortensen, E. & Raja, R. (2022). “Facing the Palmyrenes: Exploring Life and Death in a Desert City”, Current World Archaeology 111, 16-24.  

Mortensen, E. & Raja, R. (2022). “Johannes Østrup’s journey of discovery: exploring the value of centuries-old scientific records”, Current World Archaeology 114, 36-39. 

Raja, R. (2022). Pearl of the Desert: A History of Palmyra (New York: Oxford University Press).

Raja, R. (2022). 'Making the Danish Engagement in Near EasternResearch available to a Broader Public. On the Value of an English Translation of Johannes Elith Østrup’s Skiftende Horizonter from 1894' in Spence, C. (eds.) Shifting Horizons: Observations from a ride through the Syrian Desert and Asia Minor by Johannes Østrup. Turnhout: Brepols, xi-xii.


Bobou, O., Miranda, A. C. & Raja, R. (2021). “The Ingholt Archive. Data from the Project ‘Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives’”, Journal of Open Archaeology Data, 9: 6, 1-10. DOI: doi.org/10.5334/joad.78.

Bobou, O., Jensen, J. V., Kristensen, N. B., Raja, R. & Thomsen, R. R. (eds.) (2021). Studies on Palmyrene Sculpture: A Translation of Harald Ingholt’s Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur, Edited and with Commentary, Studies in Palmyrene Archaeology and History 1, Turnhout.

Miranda, A., & Raja, R. (2021). ”Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Palmyra's Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt's Digital Archives. A case study in the accessibility and potential of archives”, Antiquity, First View. DOI:10.15184/aqy.2021.165​​​​​​​.

Raja, R. & Steding, J. (2021). ”Harald Ingholt’s Excavation Diaries from his Fieldwork in Palmyra – an Open Data Online Ressource”, Journal of Open Archaeology Data 9, 8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/joad.84.


Bobou, O., Kristensen, N. B., McAvoy, S & Raja, R. (2020). "Archive Archaeology in Palmyra, Syria A new 3D reconstruction of the Tomb of Ḥairan", Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.daach.2020.e00164.