|next article in this issue|
Document Details :
Title: Religious Competition and the Decoration of Sanctuaries
Subtitle: The Case of Dura-Europos
Author(s): DIRVEN, Lucinda
Journal: Eastern Christian Art
Volume: 1 Issue: Date: 2004
Since 1986 a French-Syrian mission has resumed the exploration of Dura-Europos. About a quarter of the ancient city has been excavated thus far, and the results are extremely impressive from an archaeological, art historical and religious point of view. The impact is all the greater because the remains allow for an overall view of the city; the combination of architecture, wall paintings, sculpture, inscriptions, papyri and small finds provide a truly exceptional insight in daily life.