Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

This lecture will focus on the history of Queen Zenobia and the city of Palmyra. Palmyra was an oasis city in the Syrian desert and one of the key stops along the Silk Route. It thrived in the first to third centuries AD, but was destroyed and left in ruins by the Romans when its leader, Queen Zenobia, threatened the stability of the Empire. In more recent history, Palmyra’s world famous historical ruins were destroyed by its occupation by ISIS in 2015.

About Programs at the Ancient Art Council

Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.

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The Saga of Queen Zenobia and the Oasis City of Palmyra

This lecture will be live streamed on Zoom. An e-confirmation with a Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.

Richard Beleson

This program is free and open to the public; registration is required

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events

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The Saga of Queen Zenobia and the Oasis City of Palmyra

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A New Look at Ancient Nubia: Magic and Mystery on the Nile

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On the Road from Persepolis

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Deciphering Demons: Underworld Figures in Egypt and Etruria

Thank you for helping us acquire our first Egyptian royal portrait—a carved limestone relief of Ptolemy I Soter

Ancient Art Council supports Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

This exhibition reveals how, before Mount Vesuvius blew up in AD 79 and rocked the Bay of Naples, people in Pompeii and nearby farms and villages were engaged in typical daily activities, many of which revolved around food and drink.

May 7, 2021 - August 29, 2021

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