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Festival international du film d'archéologie de Nyon

2021.03.26Documentary about Palmyra and the Palmyra Portrait Project selected for the 12th edition of the Nyon International Festival of Archaeological Films.

10 års borgerkrig i Syrien

2021.03.17Kulturen på P1 with Centre Director Rubina Raja: Radio interview about the loss of Syrian cultural heritage in the wake of the decade long civil war. The interview starts at 00:24:13.

Temple of Bel in Palmyra before it was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. Photo: Rubina Raja.

10 years of civil war in Syria

2021.03.15On Sunday 14 March, the Danish newspaper Politiken’s PS section focused on the ten-year long conflict in Syria. Professor Rubina Raja, who has conducted research on the ancient oasis city of Palmyra in the Syrian Desert since 2010, was interviewed about her research and the destructions of cultural heritage during the war.

Bobou, O., Jensen, J. V., Kristensen, N. B., Raja, R., & Thomsen, R. R. (eds.) (2021). Studies on Palmyrene Sculpture: A Translation of Harald Ingholt’s Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur, Edited and with Commentary, Studies in Palmyrene Archaeology and History 1, Turnhout.

Studies on Palmyrene Sculpture: A Translation of Harald Ingholt’s Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur, Edited and with Commentary

2021.03.10New Publication edited by Olympia Bobou, Jesper V. Jensen, Nathalia B. Kristensen, Rubina Raja, and Rikke R. Thomsen.

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.

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