17 May 2018, 6:00pm–6:30pm
|Location||Dome Galleries, Level 4|
|Accessibility||Has wheelchair access|
Unearth the ruined Syrian metropolis of Palmyra. Once one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world, this desert oasis was all but destroyed by 1400. Palmyra’s art and architecture were rediscovered piece by piece in the 17th and 18th centuries, and today the monumental ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the wake of contemporary Middle Eastern wars, 17th- and 18th-century archaeological excavations of sites in the region have gained importance. Explore their poignancy in this talk held in the World of the book exhibition.