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Loculus relief depicting a female. She is wearing a necklace decorated with busts. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, inv. no- 1942.78. Image © Palmyra Portrait Project, Ingholt Archive at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, PS 493.

2021.01.11 | History and archaeology

Palmyrene Funerary Iconography at the Archaeological Institute of America's Annual Meeting

UrbNet Centre Director Professor Dr. Rubina Raja (Aarhus University) and Professor Maura K. Heyn (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) organised and hosted the session “Unusual Choices in Palmyrene Funerary Iconography” at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Figure 1. Higher resolution images superimposed upon niche model in the so-called Tomb of Ḥairan (© Scott McAvoy and Rubina Raja).

2020.11.04 | History and archaeology

Archive Archaeology in Palmyra, Syria: A new 3D reconstruction of the Tomb of Ḥairan

New publication by Olympia Bobou, Nathalia B. Kristensen, Scott McAvoy and Rubina Raja.

2020.10.01 | History and archaeology

Introduction of Amy Miranda

New postdoctoral fellow in the project "Archive Archeology: Preserving And Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives".

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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