Archaeology NOW: The Road to Qatna
Thursday 5 April, 1pm
Free, advanced booking recommended
With Jonathan Tubb, Keeper of the Middle East Department, British Museum
With the recent desecration and destruction of Syria’s cultural heritage at the hands of Daesh, it is important to understand the magnitude of what has been lost, both physically and intellectually. This lecture charts the history of archaeological research in Syria, and demonstrates the process by which its cultural heritage has at last achieved a real and unique identity, but one that has been so savagely devastated by recent events.