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  • Palmyra and the surrounding territory.
  • Nomadic networks on the Arabian Peninsula.



A raft, a ship and a lighthouse in the desert. Fluvial and maritime graffiti from ancient Palmyra. Syria. Archéologie, art et histoire 97, 2020, 305-314. Together with Eivind Heldaas Seland.

The desert and the sown: Safaitic outsiders in Palmyrene territory., In Akkermans Peter, M.M.G. (ed.), Landscapes of Survival. The Archaeology and Epigraphy of Jordan’s North-Eastern Desert and Beyond, Sidestone Press: Leiden 2020, 253-262.

Palmyra. Marginal agriculture in a marginal landscape?, Sommer M. (ed.), Inter duo Imperia. Palmyra between East and West, Franz Steiner Verlag: Stuttgart 2020, 47-63.

Palmyrena: Palmyra and the Surrounding Territory from the Roman to the Early Islamic Period. Archaeopress Archaeology: Oxford 2017.

Palmyra and the trade route to Euphrates. ARAM 28, 2, 2016 (Hatra, Palmyra and Edessa. Proceedings of the ARAM Fortieth International Aram conference 2014). 497-523. Together with E. H. Seland.

Palmyrena. Settlements, forts and nomadic networks, in Kropp, A. & Raja, R. (eds.), The World of Palmyra (Palmyrene Studies Vol. 1. Scientia Danica, Series H. Humanistica 4, volume 6), The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters: Copenhagen 2016. 88–104.

Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident. (Proceedings of the Conference held in Athens, December 1-3, 2012), Archaeopress Archaeology: Oxford 2016. Editor together with E. H. Seland and N. Anfinset. 

Archaeology of Palmyra. Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology, Springer: New York 2014. 5785-5791.

City and Hinterland. Villages and estates north of Palmyra. New Perspectives. Studia Palmyrenski 12, 2013. 269-286.

Imperium Romanum i eftertiden. I Mathilde Skoie og Gjert Vestrheim (eds.), Antikken i ettertiden. Oslo 2009. 32-55.

Roman Coins as a Source for Roman Trading Activities in the Indian Ocean. In E.H. Seland, E.H. (ed.) Definite places, translocal exchange, (BAR International Series). Oxford 2007. 59-69.

What have the Romans ever done for us? How to Win Wars and also the Peace. In Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (ed.), Rome and the Black Sea Region. Domination, Romanisation, Resistance (Black Sea Studies, 8). Aarhus 2006. 133-151.

Trade in Bronze Age and Iron Age Empires. In P. F. Bang, Mamoru Ikeguchi and Hartmut G. Ziche, (eds.) Ancient Economies, Modern Methodologies. Archaeology, Comparative History, Models and Institutions. Bari 2006. 89-106.

Women in Classical Athens - In the shadow of North-West Europe or in the Light from Istanbul. In Ingvar B. Mæhle and Inger Marie Okkenhaug (eds.) Women and Religion in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Oslo 2004. 19-48.

Omens, Prophecies, and Oracles in Ancient Decisionmaking. In K. Ascani, V. Gabrielsen, K. Kvist, A.H. Rasmussen (eds.), Ancient History Matters (Studies Presented to Jens Erik Skydsgaard on His Seventieth Birthday). Roma 2002. 173-184.

Antikkens Historie. Høvdingedømme, bystat, imperium. Oslo 2006 (1998). With contributions by Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen og Ingvar Brandvik Mæhle.

Urtid. I Ida Blom (ed.) Kvinder fra urtid til nutid I. Oslo og København 1992. 1-107.

From a Turkish Village to Republican Rome. Ideology, Mentality and Control. In W. Eder (ed.), Staat und Staatlichkeit in der frhhen römischen Republik. Stuttgart 1990. 258-277.

Archaic Greece, a Case of Ancient Modernization. In Christiansen E. & E. Hallager (eds.), Studies in Ancient History and Numismatics. Homage volume to R. Thomsen, Aarhus 1988.

Pre-Republican Rome. An Analysis of the Cultural and Chronologi­cal Relations 1000-500 B.C. Odense/Roma 1983.

Roman History in the Light of the Import of Attic Vases to Rome and Etruria in the 6th and 5th Centuries B.C. AnalDan IX 1980. Odense/Roma. 47-68.


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