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Nippur in the Parthian era: The University of Chicago excavations of 1960-67

Nippur in the Parthian era: The University of Chicago excavations of 1960-67
5 Bancroft Ave, Earth Sciences Auditorium B142
Time: Jan 11th, 7:00 pm End: Jan 11th, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Human Geography (UTSC), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 1950-2000
Talk by Dr Ed Keall, ROM

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations presents

The Ronald Morton Smith Memorial Lecture

Nippur in the Parthian era: The University of Chicago excavations of 1960-67

Dr Ed Keall: Curator Emeritus at the Royal Ontario Museum (West Asian Section)

In the 330s BCE Alexander the Great built a vast Asian empire. But, after his death, Iranians quickly took advantage of squabbling by Greek generals over the inheritance of power. In Iraq we speak of the successful Iranian authorities as Parthian; their culture was Persian. This lecture will address the question of who was behind the massive Ist century CE investment in temple and fortress architecture construction at Nippur. These monuments include both Babylonian and Persian elements. Was any of the construction driven by the Parthian state? Or did it reflect, rather, both indigenous and separatist tendencies?

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Accessible entrance and washrooms are available. If you have an accommodation need, or for further information, please contact CSMS, call (416) 978-4531 and we will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.

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