‘Postcard to Palmyra’: bringing the public into debates over post-conflict reconstruction in the Middle East

  title={‘Postcard to Palmyra’: bringing the public into debates over post-conflict reconstruction in the Middle East},
  author={Zena Kamash},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={608 - 622}
  • Zena Kamash
  • Published 20 October 2017
  • Sociology
  • World Archaeology
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