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  • New Light on the Cyrus Cylinder

    Talks & Lectures, and part of Society For Asian Art

    Sep 08

    Free with museum admission

    2—3:30 PM

    Samsung Hall

    New discoveries related to the Cyrus Cylinder continue to be made more than 130 years after its discovery in the ruins of Babylon in 1879, shedding fresh light on the character and concerns of Cyrus. Prof Stronach who has worked on and studied this archaelogical site will throw fresh light on the gardens and monuments of Cyrus, as well as talk about the Oxus treasure, and the Gold Armlet in the exhibition, which will provide an opportunity to explore the rare quality of Achaemenid Persian jewelry from the 6th to 4th centuries BCE.

    David Stronach is Professor Emeritus of Near East Studies at UC Berkeley. A renowned archaeologist specializing in the area of ancient Iran and Iraq, he is a leading expert on Pasargadae, the capital city of Cyrus.  

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    Co-presented by the Society for Asian Art. 

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