Dr. Jen Baird

About Dr. Jen Baird

Dr. Jen Baird is a professor of archaeology at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is interested in the archaeology of Rome’s Eastern provinces and the archaeology of everyday life, and has also published on topics such as ancient graffiti, ancient urbanism, archaeological photography, archaeological archives, and the history of Classical archaeology. Many of these publications have focussed on the site of Dura-Europos in Syria.

Temple of Bel in 2005, Dura Europos, Syria (photo: Heretiq, CC BY-SA 2.5)
The ancient site now known as Dura-Europos (in what is today Syria) was not a key site in antiquity, but its importance is in its vast archaeological record.