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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.

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

2021.01.11UrbNet 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).

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

2020.11.04New publication by Olympia Bobou, Nathalia B. Kristensen, Scott McAvoy and Rubina Raja.

Introduction of Amy Miranda

2020.10.01New postdoctoral fellow in the project "Archive Archeology: Preserving And Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives".

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

A list with cultural heritage resources now available

2020.09.04The 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”.

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