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Wrack and Ruin in Syria
The limestone funerary portrait of Aqma, daughter of Atelena Hajeuja (left) has just appeared on the Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk. She is number 9 on this list published by the International Council of Museums. Aqma died some time in the middle of the 2nd century CE and her effigy was placed in the elegant Breiki family tomb in the necropolis. After the tomb was excavated (1958), her portrait was taken along with those of her relatives to the Palmyra Museum.