H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout with 74 colour plates
Published Apr 2016
The contributions to this volume address the archaeology and history of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
Introduction (Jørgen Christian Meyer, Eivind Heldaas Seland, Nils Anfinset); Palmyra, Pastoral Nomads, and City-State Kings in the Old Babylonian Period: Interaction in the Semi-Arid Syrian Landscape (Kristina J. Hesse); The Venice of the Sands: Palmyrene Trade Revisited (Michael Sommer); Trade Across Frontiers: Foreign Relations of a Caravan City (Michał Gawlikowski); Palmyra and the Chinese Silk Trade (Marta Żuchowska); The Palmyrene Temple in Rome and Palmyra’s Trade with the West (Taco T. Terpstra); The Road from Palmyra to Damascus in the Tabula Peutingeriana (Paola Mior); The Stage of Palmyra: Colonnaded Streets, Spaces for Communication and Activities in the Eastern Roman Empire (Claudia Bührig); Geophysical Prospection by Ground- and Space-based Methods of the Ancient Town of Palmyra (Syria) (Roland Linck); The Palmyrene Gods in the Works of M. I. Rostovtzeff and C. Hopkins (Pavel Alipov); A Roman Residential House in the ‘Hellenistic’ Town of Palmyra: Archaeology, Function and Urban Aspects – Vessel Glass (Christine Ertel and René Ployer); Seleucid, Roman, and Mesopotamian Influence in Palmyrene Pottery and the Question of a Palmyrene Identity (Christiane Römer-Strehl); Excavation of No.129-b House Tomb at the North Necropolis in Palmyra (Kiyohide Saito); The Vessels in Palmyrene Banquet Scenes: Tomb BWLH and BWRP and Tomb TYBL (Saeko Miyashita); On the Human Skeletal Remains Excavated from the Underground Tombs in Palmyrab (Takahiro Nakahashi); Inorganic Impurities in Teeth of the Ancient Inhabitants of Palmyra (K. Yoshimura, Shiqin Wu, T. Nakahashi and S. Saito); Agriculture in Byzantine Palmyrena (Knut Krzywinski and Jonatan Krzywinski)