Thursday, October 04, 2018

Rescued Syrian antiquities on display

EXHIBITION: Syria’s recovered artifacts go on display in Damascus. Though over 9,000 pieces have been salvaged, Syrian antiquities chief says tens of thousands of antiquities smuggled out of country are still missing (AFP). There is not a lot of detail about the artifacts. But the bust on the far left side of the first picture (the one with the woman taking a selfie) appears in a closeup later in the article. It is from Palmyra. You can see that it has a Greek inscription on the left side and what I would take to be a Palmyrene Aramaic inscription on the right.

Cross-file under Palmyra Watch.

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