Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Roman Stone of Lady No'om

No'om, wife of Haira. "Alas." She walked the Earth 1850 years ago, residing in Syria. Specifically, in the great trade and cultural center of Palmyra / Tadmur, smack dab in the middle of Syria. 

During the terrible fighting of now, the extensive archaeological site at Tadmur is exposed to looting and other damages by the warring factions and outside opportunists.

Luckily for the memory of No'om, her Roman sandstone relief is ensconced on a wall in the Ackland Art Museum of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Score!

The details are pretty amazing. Is she (was she) left handed? 

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Today's Rune: Journey. 

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