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Meet Rubina Raja, Director of the Palmyra Project

New video by APLIPH featuring Centre Director Professor Rubina Raja and Postdoc Amy Miranda.

From the video: Rubina Raja (left) and Amy Miranda (right) at the Copenhagen Glyptotek.

In a newly published video, Professor Rubina Raja introduces the research currently being conducted within the framework of the ALIPH-funded project “Archive Archeology: Preserving and Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives”.

Harald Ingholt was a Danish archaeologist, who excavated in Palmyra in the 1920s and 1930s. For over a half century, he compiled archival data on the funerary portraits decorating the tombs he observed in Palmyra. This archive, today housed at the Copenhagen Glyptotek, holds elements unique to the world and offers a valuable insight into the cultural heritage of ancient Syria – especially in the wake of the Syrian civil war, where some objects documented by Ingholt have been destroyed.

Due to the heritage value of this archive, APLIPH decided to fund the project in order to digitize and research the Ingholt collection, and the digitized archive is now available to both researchers and the general public.

Learn more about the project and see the video on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj4tea0HvCE