Book Series Archive Archaeology, vol. 2

The Ingholt Archive

The Palmyrene Material, Transcribed with Commentary and Bibliography

Olympia Bobou , Amy C. Miranda , Rubina Raja , Jean-Baptiste Yon

  • Pages:4 vols, 1954 p.
  • Size:300 x 240 mm
  • Illustrations:8 b/w, 2111 col., 8 tables b/w.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2023


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BIO

Olympia Bobou is an assistant professor at the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions, Aarhus University.

Amy Miranda is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions, Aarhus University.

Rubina Raja is professor of Classical Archaeology and directs three projects on Palmyra: The Palmyra Portrait Project; Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archive; and Circular Economy and Urban Sustainability in Antiquity. She specialises in the archaeology of the Mediterranean and the Levant and has published widely on Palmyra and the region in general.

Jean-Baptiste Yon is researcher at the CNRS, IFPO in Beirut, Lebanon and a world-leading expert on Palmyrene Aramaic and Palmyrene culture.

Summary

For a period of over 50 years, from his first visit to Palmyra in the 1920s until the late 1970s, Danish archaeologist Harald Ingholt carefully collected and curated a detailed archive of Palmyrene sculpture, architecture, and epigraphy. Containing approximately 2000 images, each archive sheet contains handwritten annotations on Palmyrene funerary art, transcribes and translates inscriptions, includes detailed observations on object style and dating, and provides bibliographical information for each sculpture. As such, this archive is a treasure trove of information on Palmyrene sculpture, architecture, and epigraphy. Moreover, Ingholt’s notes go beyond shedding light on the creation of these sculptures, and also provide rich information about their more recent histories: object biographies offer details on provenance, collection history, and excavation photography. In doing so, they offer unique insights into twentieth-century excavation, conservation, and collection practices.
    Since 1983, Ingholt’s archive has been housed at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark, and then, from 2012 onwards, the archive took digital shape within the framework of the Palmyra Portrait Project at Aarhus University. Now available in print for the first time, the Ingholt Archive is here presented in its entirety as a lavishly illustrated four-volume set. The authors have transcribed and commented upon each sheet in the archive, provided new translations of the inscriptions that accompany the sculptures, and compiled an updated bibliography for each item. This unique set is published together with a detailed introduction, thirteen concordances, and a bibliography, making it an invaluable resource for researchers in the field.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOLUME ONE

List of Illustrations

The Ingholt Archive: Making Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage Accessible

Olympia Bobou, Amy Miranda, Rubina Raja, and Jean Baptiste-Yon

Publications by the project Archive Archaeology: Preserving and Sharing Palmyra’s Cultural Heritage through Harald Ingholt’s Digital Archives and the Palmyra Portrait Project

The Ingholt Archive: Transcription, Commentary, and Bibliography
PS 8–377

VOLUME TWO

The Ingholt Archive: Transcription, Commentary, and Bibliography
PS 378–807

VOLUME THREE

The Ingholt Archive: Transcription, Commentary, and Bibliography
PS 808–1391

VOLUME FOUR

The Ingholt Archive: Transcription, Commentary, and Bibliography
PS 1393–1506

Appendices

Appendix 1. Sheets without a PS number

Appendix 2. Additional Portraits

Appendix 3. Views of Architecture

Appendix 4. Miscellaneous

Appendix 5. Ingholt’s Concordance

The Ingholt Archive Appendices: Commentary

Appendix 1.

Appendix 2.

Appendix 3.

Appendix 4.

Concordances

Concordance 1. In situ contexts

Concordance 2. Locations

Concordance 3. Collections

Concordance 4. Objects with unknown locations

Concordance 5. Unpublished portraits

Concordance 6. Inscriptions

Concordance 7. Unpublished inscriptions

Concordance 8. Personal names in Greek and Latin inscriptions

Concordance 9. Object dates

Concordance 10. Typologies

Concordance 11. Folders at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and their contents

Concordance 12. Ingholt and NCG PS numbers

Concordance 13. Palmyra Portrait Project database numbers

Abbreviations

Bibliography

Works Cited

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