​​Dr ​Ross Burns
October 25, 2017

Dr Ross Burns has written extensively on the archaeology of Syria, after working in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for 37 years including as Australian Ambassador to Syria from 1984 to 1987.​

Dr Burns is also the author of several books on the history and archaeology of Syria including Damascus, A History (2004), Monuments of Syria (3rd edition, 2009), Aleppo, A History (2016) and the Origins of the Colonnaded Streets in the Cities of the Roman East (2017). He is currently Adjunct Professor in the Ancient History Department at Macquarie University in Sydney.​