Prof. Stronach will present a fresh study of the chronology of construction techniques at Pasargadae, Cyrus the Great’s (559–530 B.C.) elegant capital, to examine the early development of monumental Achaemenid Persian art and architecture, as well as suggest a possible date for the fall of Sardis.
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September 15, 2007, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sardis and Pasargadae: Some New Perspectives
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
Presented by Prof. David Stronach, Emeritus Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, University of California at Berkeley, and Co-Director of the U.C. Berkeley-Yerevan State University Excavations at Arin-berd
Admission: Free/AAC members; $5/general after museum admission