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2019.10.24 | Publication

Revisiting the Religious Life of Palmyra

New publication by Professor Rubina Raja.

2019.10.24 | People , History and archaeology

Introduction of Christopher Smith (University of St Andrews)

UrbNet Visiting Professor, 21 October - 15 December 2019.

Temple of Zeus Olympios in Gerasa. Photo: The Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project.

2019.10.22 | Events, History and archaeology

The archaeology of seasonality - A summary

Summary of the archaeology of seasonality conference, by Assistant Professor Michael Blömer.

Ekspeditionsfoto med, fra venste mod højre, Ejnar Fugmann, billedhugger og fotograf Bodil Hornemann, Harald Ingholt, P.J. Riis og konservator Frode Jensen. © Palmyra Portræt Projektet, venligst stillet til rådighed af Mary Ebba Underdown.

2019.10.22 | Media coverage, History and archaeology

Danske udgravninger i Hama: Carlsbergfondets første ekspedition til Syrien

I 1930’erne stod Carlsbergfondet bag en arkæologisk ekspedition til Hama i Syrien. Der blev under udgravningerne fundet en lang række genstande, både lertøj, skulpturer og indskrifter. Genstandene blev skænket til Nationalmuseet, hvor mange stadig den dag i dag kan opleves.

View over the central nave of the South slope church of Doliche towards the apse. Photo: Doliche Project.
Part of the mosaic of the apse, fifth century CE. Photo: Doliche Project.
Newly excavated section of the northern aisle of the South slope church of Doliche. Photo: Doliche Project.
Early Byzantine smith's workshop. Cleaning of a floor. Photo: Doliche Project.
Excavation in the Roman baths of Doliche. Room with central swimming pool, second-third century CE.
Bust of Athena. One of 1400 seal impressions found in Doliche this year. Photo: Doliche Project.

2019.10.22 | Research, History and archaeology

2019 excavation campaign in Doliche

Report of the 2019 excavation campaign in Doliche by assistant professor Michael Blömer (UrbNet).

Urbnet PhD Ema Baužyté works with Henriette Rødland of Uppsala University and Saidi Said of the University of Dar es Salaam in a trench over an earthen house at Unguja Ukuu.

2019.10.22 | Research, History and archaeology

Excavations continue at Zanzibar’s first town!

A team from Urbnet is in Zanzibar this month, excavating at the site of Unguja Ukuu. Excavations are part of Urbnet’s collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, University of York, which is exploring ‘Urban transitions and ecology in the Zanzibar archipelago’. Based on several previous seasons of work, the team has identified areas of early…

Photo: Jakob Dall.

2019.10.21 | Debate

“We should be prioritising the humanities and the social sciences in a time where the world order is uncertain”

Debate - The Danish Government’s plan to make further budget cuts to the humanities and the social sciences is debated in a recent article by Associate Professor in History at Aarhus University Nina Koefoed in the Danish newspaper Information.

2019.10.15 | Publication, History and archaeology

Open-data presentation of a geophysical survey in Gerasa (Jerash), Jordan

New publication by Professor Rubina Raja and Professor Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) about the first geophysical survey in Jerash

2019.10.11 | Media coverage

Fra hård kritiker til Lyngvilds hjælper

Aarhusiansk professor sagde ja til at hjælpe Jim Lyngvild med hans nye bog på trods af sin kritik af designerens og Nationalmuseets vikingeudstilling.

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2019.10.11 | History and archaeology

Rome Studies: Studies in the Archaeology, History and Literature of Rome

New book series founded by Postdoc Trine Arlund Hass and Centre Director Rubina Raja.

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