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Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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


Dr. Roaf explores possible reasons why the Persian Achaemenid kings (ca. 550–330 B.C.) chose to display only non-confrontational imagery in their official art. Unlike the Assyrian palace models, the Persian palaces in Pasargadae, Susa, and Persepolis do not display violent imagery of scenes of warfare and torture on their carved stone reliefs.

Cosponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America-San Francisco, Archaeological Research Facility, UCB Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Ancient Hellenic Arts Council.

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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.


March 9, 2006 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Art and War at the Achaemenid Court

Room 101, Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Buidling, University of California, Berkeley


Presented by Dr. Michael Roaf Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, Munich University, and Archaeological Institute of America Joukowsky Lecturer


Lecture is free to the public

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