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Nineteenth Annual Runciman Lecture – Byzantine Architecture reconfigured in early Islamic Syria

Professor Robert Hillenbrand The Great Hall at Kings’ College, London was packed again this year as over 250 people enjoyed the lecture by Professor Robert Hillenbrand. The subject matter of “Byzantine Architecture reconfigured in early Islamic Syria” did not at … Continue reading

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Syria’s mysterious Dead Cities

It may sound like an Indiana Jones film, but Syria’s abandoned Byzantine towns are real – though barely visited – archaeological treasures The stone window ledge has two rows of seven shallow depressions cut into it, and I am sitting … Continue reading

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