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2021.03.26 | History and archaeology

Festival international du film d'archéologie de Nyon

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

2021.03.26 | Publication, History and archaeology

Excavating Caesar's Forum: Present results of the Caesar's Forum Project

New publication by Jan Kindberg Jacobsen, Claudio Parisi Presicce, Rubina Raja and Massimo Vitti.

2021.03.25 | History and archaeology

UrbNet Annual Report 2020

If you want to know what UrbNet has been up to in 2020, here is our annual report. Enjoy the read!

2021.03.23 | History and archaeology

The second phase of the excavation at Caesar's Forum in Rome initiated

Friday 12 March, the Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi inaugurated the next phase of the excavations at Caesar’s Forum in Rome, Italy. The second phase of the Danish-Italian excavations has already provided new exciting finds.

2021.03.22 | Media coverage

Caesar and the fall of the Roman Republic

Radio interview with postdoc Trine Arlund Hass by the Aarhus Student Radio / Bla Bla Podcast (in Danish)

2021.03.22 | Publication

Scaling up and zooming in: Global history and high-definition archaeology perspectives on the longue durée of urban–environmental relations in Gerasa (Jerash, Jordan)

New publication by Professor Rubina Raja, Professor Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Professor Eivind Heldaas Seland (University of Bergen) and Professor Ian A. Simpson (University of Stirling).

Chandpur Fort, the first capital of the Parmar Dynasty, and the only partially excavated fort in the study area; b) Nimga fort, located on a hilltop, with huge walls over four levels (figure by N. Singh Rawat).
A visual summary of a new theory about the socio-political structuring of the medieval fortification phenomenon in Garhwal Himalaya. Full edges and node colour represent 15km communities to highlight hypothesised mandalas or chiefdoms; dashed edges represent 25km visibility to highlight the hypothesised integrated visual-signalling network (figure by N. Singh Rawat, T. Brughmans, V. Nautiyal and D. Chauniyal).

2021.03.22 | Publication, History and archaeology

Networked medieval strongholds in Garhwal Himalaya, India

New publication by Associate Professor Tom Brughmans, Nagendra Singh Rawat, Vinod Nautiyal and Devi Dutt Chauniyal (Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal (Central) University, India).

Photo: Accademia di Danimarca - Det Danske Institut i Rom

2021.03.18 | Media coverage, History and archaeology

Widely covered in Italian media: The next phase of the excavation of Caesar's Forum in Rome

The recent launch of the next phase of the Danish-Italian excavation of Caesar's Forum in Rome has caught the attention of the Italian Media.

2021.03.17 | Media coverage, History and archaeology

10 års borgerkrig i Syrien

Kulturen 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.

2021.03.15 | Media coverage

10 years of civil war in Syria

On 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.

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