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
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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