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2021.09.27 | History and archaeology

‘The 1001 Faces of Palmyra’ selected for the 2021 Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival

The documentary ‘The 1001 Faces of Palmyra’ has been selected for the 2021 Arkhaios Film Festival. The film is about the oasis city of Palmyra and takes as one of its points of departure the research conducted in the Palmyra Portrait Project.

Raja, R., Steding, J. & Yon, J.-B. (eds.) (2021). Excavating Palymyra. Harald Ingholt’s Excavation Diaries: A Transcript, Translation, and Commentary, Studies in Palmyrene Archaeology and History 4, 2 vols. Turnhout.

2021.09.15 | Publication

Excavating Palmyra. Harald Ingholt’s Excavation Diaries: A Transcript, Translation, and Commentary

New 2-volume set in the book series “Studies in Palmyrene Archaeology and History”, edited by Centre Director Professor Rubina Raja, Research Assistant Dr. Julia Steding, and Dr. Jean-Baptiste Yon.

2021.09.13 | History and archaeology

Exchange and Reuse: Economy and Circularity at Roman Palmyra

Workshop organised by Professor Nathanael Andrade (University of Binghamton) and Professor Rubina Raja (Aarhus University). REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Upcoming Events

Mon 11 Oct
13:00-17:00 | Moesgaard Museum, Moesgaard Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, building 4240, room 301 (enter through back of building) + online
Exchange and Reuse: Economy and Circularity at Roman Palmyra
Workshop organised by Professor Nathanael Andrade (University of Binghamton) and Professor Rubina Raja (Aarhus University).
Wed 13 Oct
19:00-21:15 | Chr. Hansen Auditoriet, Bartholinsgade 4A, 1356 København K, Denmark (Building 34.0.01)
Vindue til fortiden: Palmyra og vikinger
Lecture at the Natural History Museum of Denmark by Centre Director Professor Rubina Raja and Deputy Director Professor Søren M. Sindbæk.
Thu 21 Oct
19:00-20:00 | Godsbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3 F, 8000, Aarhus C, Denmark.
Faglitterær Salon i Aarhus - et eksklusivt interview med Rubina Raja
Interview with Professor Rubina Raja (in Danish).

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