By Javier Alvarez-Mon, Mark B. Garrison
The past due seventh and sixth centuries B.C. used to be a interval of super upheaval and alter in old western Asia, marked through the destruction of the Assyrian empire, the increase and cave in of the Neo-Babylonian nation, and the lovely ascent of what used to be to turn into the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the biggest polity the realm had but noticeable. Of the main cultural entities concerned about those far-reaching occasions, Elam has lengthy remained the least understood. The essays contained during this booklet are a part of a continual reassessment of the character and value of Elam within the early 1st millennium B.C., with a spotlight at the dating among "Elamite" tradition of the Neo-Elamite interval and the rising "Persian" tradition in southwestern Iran within the seventh and sixth centuries B.C.
The belief of this quantity is going again to the 2003 assembly of the yankee colleges of Oriental examine that happened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the place periods have been devoted to the wealthy cultural historical past of historic Iran; it used to be additionally the 1st time that Iranian archaeology used to be represented at ASOR because the Iranian Revolution. This quantity comprises 14 contributions via best students within the self-discipline, equipped into three sections: (1) archaeology, (2) texts, and (3) pictures (art history).
The quantity is richly illustrated with greater than 2 hundred drawings and images.
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65. See Steve and Gasche 1996; Vallat 2004; Álvarez-Mon 2005a. 66. Note, however, Carter (this volume) and Álvarez-Mon (2005b: 153) for possible concurrence of textual and archaeological data on funerary cult at Middle Elamite Haft Tappeh (funerary cult of king Tepti-Ahar). book Page 22 Friday, December 10, 2010 4:54 PM 22 Álvarez-Mon, Garrison, and Stronach When in the early years of his reign Darius I chose to introduce the relief and inscriptions at Bisotun, the architectural, sculptural, and textual programs at Persepolis, and the reliefs and inscriptions associated with his tomb at Naqs-e Rustam, he and his planners had at their disposal a wide array of visual and textual imagery upon which they could draw.
Was one of the quintessential characteristics of Persian culture (Moorey 1985: 22). , Hayes 1904; Anderson 1961; Herzfeld 1968; Littauer 1979; Kust 1983; Azzaroli 1985; Moorey 1985; Hyland 2003; Drews 2004; Gabrielli 2006. 45. This cultural koine may be identiﬁed in other aspects of the archaeological record. , Muscarella 1988: 33; Overlaet 2003: 10). At the same time, the large mass of excavated and unexcavated bronzes that has emerged from Luristan suggests a territory of extensive wealth with access to specialized labor and metal.
8–9). Antique seals do, of course, exist in the Fortiﬁcation archive, with PFS 93* being by far the most famous example. In his contribution to this volume, Garrison attempts to assemble a “corpus” of antique seals from the Fortiﬁcation archive that may be contemporary with PFS 93*. This glyptic material decidedly points to Assyria rather than Elam for its conceptual origins. Álvarez-Mon also calls upon the seals from the Fortiﬁcation archive in his analyses of the visual imagery on the Arjan ring and the imagery on a wide array of objects from the late NeoElamite period.