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The Palmyra Portrait Project: Preserving Cultural Heritage in a Time of Conflict

Located at the Getty Villa. 

Archaeologist Rubina Raja speaks about the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, examining its archaeology, history, and unique funerary portrait tradition dating to the Roman period. Her international Palmyra Portrait Project seeks to document more than 3,000 sculptures, part of this oasis city’s unique cultural heritage, which is currently at risk from the Syrian Civil War.

 

Earlier Event: October 19
Landscapes: Tamara Santibañez
Later Event: October 23
The Harry Dean Stanton Award