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Lost views: ‘Palaces of Mechatta’

This image from our lantern slide collection is labelled “PALACES OF MECHATTA: ON EDGE OF SYRIAN DESERT, CARVING” “SYRIA (6th AD) “XEm” The monumental unfinished palace of Qasr Mshatta was discovered and excavated in 1840, and lies about 30km south … Continue reading

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Visit to Berlin

A trip to Berlin had been planned for a long time and this gave me the opportunity to combine research with pleasure.  At the archives, we are digitising glass lantern slides so that this rich bank of history will be available … Continue reading

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