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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


This talk is about the idea of Paradise as it was imagined in the Ancient Near East and its connections to the Biblical and Greek notions through the Zoroastrian tradition. Not only the term itself means a walled garden, but this notion was used through imperial ideology by several ancient empires in antiquity.

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.


December 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Paradise as a Walled Garden in Ancient Persia

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor


Presented by Touraj Daryaee Howard C. Baskerville Professor in the History of Iran and the Persianate World, History Department, and Director of the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture, University of California, Irvine


AAC members: Free / General: Suggested donation $5

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