By Javier Alvarez-Mon, Mark B. Garrison

The overdue seventh and sixth centuries B.C. was once a interval of great upheaval and alter in old western Asia, marked via the destruction of the Assyrian empire, the increase and cave in of the Neo-Babylonian nation, and the beautiful ascent of what was once to turn into the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the most important polity the area had but obvious. Of the main cultural entities fascinated about those far-reaching occasions, Elam has lengthy remained the least understood. The essays contained during this ebook are a part of a continuous reassessment of the character and importance of Elam within the early 1st millennium B.C., with a spotlight at the courting among "Elamite" tradition of the Neo-Elamite interval and the rising "Persian" tradition in southwestern Iran within the seventh and sixth centuries B.C.
The notion of this quantity is going again to the 2003 assembly of the yank faculties of Oriental examine that came about in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the place periods have been devoted to the wealthy cultural history of old Iran; it used to be additionally the 1st time that Iranian archaeology used to be represented at ASOR because the Iranian Revolution. This quantity comprises 14 contributions by means of top students within the self-discipline, equipped into three sections: (1) archaeology, (2) texts, and (3) photographs (art history).
The quantity is richly illustrated with greater than two hundred drawings and images.

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8–9). Antique seals do, of course, exist in the Fortification archive, with PFS 93* being by far the most famous example. In his contribution to this volume, Garrison attempts to assemble a “corpus” of antique seals from the Fortification archive that may be contemporary with PFS 93*. This glyptic material decidedly points to Assyria rather than Elam for its conceptual origins. Álvarez-Mon also calls upon the seals from the Fortification archive in his analyses of the visual imagery on the Arjan ring and the imagery on a wide array of objects from the late NeoElamite period.

A systematic and comprehensive study of the landscape surrounding the reliefs, with additional archaeological fieldwork, drawing, photography, conservation, and protection of all the reliefs are urgently needed. c. Amongst the reliefs, Kul-e Farah I has gathered special attention, owing to the presence of a long Neo-Elamite inscription (EKI 75) belonging to one Hanni, son of Tahhi, “prince” or “chief ” of Ayapir. 56 Wouter Henkelman in his contribution in this volume reviews the historical, cultural, and artistic significance of the Kul-e Farah reliefs and inscriptions.

B. Lanfranchi, M. Roaf, and R. Rollinger. History of the Ancient Near East, Monographs 5. Padua. 2003b Review of A Survey of Neo-Elamite History, by M. W. Waters. BiOr 60: 252–63. 2008 The Other Gods Who Are: Studies in Elamite-Iranian Acculturation Based on the Persepolis Fortification Texts. AchHist 14. Leiden. Herzfeld, E. E. 1968 The Persian Empire: Studies in Geography and Ethnography of the Ancient Near East. Edited from the posthumous papers by G. Walser. Wiesbaden. Hinz, W. 1962 Die elamischen Inschriften des Hanne.

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