The (partly destroyed) archaeological treasures in Palmyra can now be admired by one and all in a virtual tour on the internet, with photos, texts and audio files. Archaeologist Lidewijde de Jong of the UG was closely involved in the preparations. De Jong conducted research for years in Palmyra, and hopes that this initiative will open up this special cultural heritage site to everyone. The tour is the brainchild of Izitravel, a Dutch travel platform on the web. Visitors to the site can look at photos of archaeological and historical sites and read the related information. (Video and tour were created before Palmyra was retaken from IS.)
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In the series 'Highlights from our electronic collection' we would like to present four titles on the subject of Language & Literature.
Among the oldest books in the University of Groningen Library are the incunabula , the ‘first generation’ of printed books (printed before 1501). These imposing Bibles, carefully printed classical texts and humble devotional works have a long...
News and journalism offer something to hold on to in uncertain times. Initially, television news, newspapers and news sites broke record after record after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the early 2020s. But are such new news habits...
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