University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Michael Danti

Palmyrene Funerary Sculptures at Penn

By: Michael Danti

Today, the ancient city of Palmyra, the cara­van center and oasis of the Syrian Desert (Fig. I), evokes romantic images of Roman tem­ples and palaces nestled among palms, or Queen Zenobia and her daring revolt against Rome in AD 269-70. Today Tadmor, as the ruins are known, is one of the Syrian Arab Republic’s most […]