Faces of Ancient Palmyra

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More than 3,000 funerary portraits from ancient Palmyra survive in museums around the world, bringing us face to face with people who lived in Syria almost two millennia ago.

Learn about these funerary portraits from archaeologists Rubina Raja, founder of the Palmyra Portrait Project, and Fred Alberston, an expert on Roman sculpture.

This video complements the online exhibition “The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra” from the Getty Research Institute: http://bit.ly/AncientPalmyraOnline​

Learn more about the Palmyra Portrait Project: http://projects.au.dk/palmyraportrait/​

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