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The Road to Palmyra

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen


Drawing on the Glyptotek’s unrivalled collection of Palmyran portrait sculptures, this exhibition looks at life in the oasis city, from its development as a trade hub to its expansion as an empire under the warrior-queen Zenobia in the 3rd century AD. Expect theatre: objects animated by a soundscape that harks back to the oasis; a digital reconstruction of one portrait, ‘Beauty of Palymra’; and an installation that recreates a Palmyrene burial chamber Find out more from the Glyptotek’s website.

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Banquet relief of the Priest Malku (c. 146), Palmyra.

Banquet relief of the Priest Malku (c. 146), Palmyra. Photo: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Bust of Yedi Bel, Palmyra

Bust of Yedi Bel (170–90), Palmyra. Photo: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Jewel of Palmyra (190–210), Palmyra.

Jewel of Palmyra (190–210), Palmyra. Photo: Tahnee Cracchiol

Stele with Nurbel, Palmyra

Stele with Nurbel (150–75), Palmyra. Photo: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Bust of Malku (150–70), Palmyra. Photo: Tahnee Cracchiol

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