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  • Cyrus Cylinder Discussion

    Talks & Lectures

    Aug 09
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    $20 members*, $25 non-members (includes museum admission). Advance tickets only

    3—5 PM

    Samsung Hall

    This event is sold out.

    Jay Xu, Director of the Asian Art Museum, moderates a panel discussion featuring Reza Zarghamee, Author of Discovering Cyrus: The Persian Conqueror Astride the Ancient World, Trita Parsi, President, National Iranian American Council, and Mitra Ara, Professor and Founding Director, Persian Studies Department, San Francisco State University in a conversation about the Cyrus Cylinder and its role in shaping the narrative of Iran, from ancient Persia to the present. John Curtis, Keeper, Department of the Middle East, British Museum, provides the keynote address.

    More talks about the Cyrus Cylinder
    Cyrus the Great in Western Imagination, August 16
    New Light on the Cyrus Cylinder, September 8

    *Members include Asian Art Museum members and 
    Asia Society members.


Co-presented with Asia Society, Northern California.

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