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‘Palmyra, Queen of the Desert’ – new exhibition planned for Tavira Museum

Published on 13/02/2019

The Islamic Centre in Tavira’s municipal museum will host, from March 9, an exhibition, ‘Palmyra, Queen of the Desert,’ displaying the photography of Luís Reina.

This show is a photo tour of Palmyra, an ancient city located in central Syria, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 and considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

The exhibition also is to display sculptures by the Portuguese artist Manuel Ribeiro.

This collaboration creates a contemporary reconstruction of the archaeological site.

The images are subtitled in Portuguese and English and are given context and meaning with a video that explain and describes the trip to Syria made by the author in 2007.

The inauguration is scheduled for March 9, and the he show will be on display until September 21, 2019, in the museum at Praça da República 5, Tavira.