Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

The terminus of the Royal Road was Sardis, in modern Turkey. In antiquity Sardis was the capital of the Lydian empire and, after the Persian conquest, a satrapal capital of the Achaemenid kings. This talk will survey the city of Sardis in the Lydian and Persian periods, and cover some of the new discoveries and speculations about the changes the city underwent during this profound transition.


Part III of Persepolis and the Persian Royal Road: an all-day symposium celebrating the recent Ancient Art acquisition of an Achaemenid Persian relief of a gift bearer at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.


Reception to follow symposium. All participants are welcome.


Wine for the reception donated by Darioush, Napa, California.

About Programs at the Ancient Art Council

Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.

PROGRAM

Dates

The Other End of the Road: Lydian and Persian Sardis

Floernce Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Prof. Nicholas Cahill

Free to the public; Registration required: 415 750 3686 or ancientart@famsf.org

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events

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"If you build it, they will come": the construction and care of Nemean hero worship

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Plagues, Pestilence, and Pandemics: Disease in El Hibeh

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Round Table: Ancient Democracy, the Present Moment, and the Future of a Political Ideal

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Rehearsed Reading of Euripides' Bacchae

Thank you for helping us acquire our first Egyptian royal portrait—a carved limestone relief of Ptolemy I Soter

Ancient Art Council supports Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

This exhibition reveals how, before Mount Vesuvius blew up in AD 79 and rocked the Bay of Naples, people in Pompeii and nearby farms and villages were engaged in typical daily activities, many of which revolved around food and drink.

Dates TBD

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