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Palmyra Portrait Project


Palmyra, Syria. Tower tomb of Elahbel, west necropolis, valley of the Tombs. Constructed in 103 CE. Destroyed in August 2015 (Photo: Rubina Raja).

2020.09.04 | History and achaeology

A list with cultural heritage resources now available

The list, although not exhaustive, has been compiled within the framework of the three projects “Palmyra Portrait Project”, “Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives” as well as “Circular Economy and Urban Sustainability in Antiquity – Palmyra as a Case Study”.

I. B. Mæhle, P. B. Ravnå & E. H. Seland (eds.), Methods and Models in Ancient History made in honor of Jørgen Christian Meyer, Papers and Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens 9, Athens.

2020.08.27 | Publication

Men of the desert or men of the world? Revisiting the iconography of Palmyrene men and their camels

New publication by Professor Rubina Raja.

2020.08.18 | People , History and achaeology

New AIAS fellow Iza Romanowska

Iza Romanowska is co-funded by AIAS and the "Circular Economy and Urban Sustainability in Antiquity" (Carlsberg Foundation).

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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

Palmyra: Pearl of the Desert

Readers will find a total of nine short contributions, one originally written in Norwegian and the rest in Danish, and all subsequently translated into English. They treat a wide range of themes, with Palmyra as their common denominator. This bouquet of accessible academic prose reflects the very significant research on Palmyra undertaken in the Nordic region since 2010 – work which has placed Nordic and Danish scholarship at the forefront of international research on the subject of Palmyra.

English version

Danish version