Palmyra

Mirage in the Desert

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In this important and time­ly publi­ca­ti­on, top inter­na­tio­nal scho­l­ars pre­sent cur­rent rese­arch and deve­lop­ments about the art, archaeo­lo­gy, and histo­ry of the anci­ent city of Pal­my­ra, a UNESCO World Heri­ta­ge site loca­ted in Syria. Pal­my­ra beca­me tra­gic head­line news in 2015, when it was over­ta­ken by the Isla­mic Sta­te of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which des­troy­ed many of its monu­ments and arti­fac­ts. The essays in this book inclu­de new scho­l­ar­ship on Palmyra’s origins and evo­lu­ti­on as well as deve­lop­ments from both befo­re and after its dama­ge by ISIS, pro­vi­ding new infor­ma­ti­on that will be rele­vant to cur­rent and future genera­ti­ons of art his­to­ri­ans and archaeo­lo­gists. The book also inclu­des a moving tri­bu­te by Waleed Kha­led al-Asa’ad to his father, Kha­led al-Asa’ad, the Syri­an archaeo­lo­gist and head of anti­qui­ties at Pal­my­ra, who was bru­tal­ly mur­de­red by ISIS in 2015 for defen­ding the site.
 A Sym­po­si­um held at The Metro­po­li­tan Muse­um of Art on May 23, 2016.

Einbandart

Erscheinungsjahr

Herausgeber

Maßeinheit

EAN

9781588396310

ISBN

978-1-58839-631-0

Seitenanzahl

160

Beschreibung

Englisch
132 color + b/w illus.

Untertitel

Mirage in the Desert

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