Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities (PALMA) is a series of monographs by the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands).
The museum was founded in 1818 and houses important collections of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Classical, and Dutch archaeology. The Leiden Museum has always been active in the field of research, including excavations, and is also known for its special exhibitions, some of which travel around the world. PALMA is designed to reflect all these activities.
PALMA latest volumes
The Value of a Human Life
Ritual Killing and Human Sacrifice in Antiquity
Edited by Karel C. Innemée | 2022
Throughout the millennia and all over the world people have been killed by others, not only in wars and as a result of murders, but also in a ritualised way, often called human sacrifice. Much…
Dorestad and its Networks
Communities, Contact and Conflict in Early Medieval Europe
Edited by Annemarieke Willemsen & Hanneke Kik | 2021
Dorestad was the largest town of the Low Countries in the Carolingian era. As a riverine emporium on the northern edge of the Frankish Empire, it functioned as a European junction, connecting the Viking world…
God on Earth: Emperor Domitian
The re-invention of Rome at the end of the 1st century AD
Edited by Aurora Raimondi Cominesi, Nathalie de Haan, Eric M. Moormann & Claire Stocks | 2021
In life, the emperor Domitian (81-96 CE) marketed himself as a god; after his assassination he was condemned to be forgotten. Nonetheless he oversaw a literary, cultural, and monumental revival on a scale not witnessed…