Archaeology Lecture - Achaemenid Visions of Empire
Achaemenid Visions of Empire Amelie Kuhrt, Professor Emerita of Ancient Near Eastern History, University College London and General Editor, Writings from the Ancient World Supplement Series Thursday, April 25, 2013
Knox Room, Long Hall
The Achaemenid empire was created in the space of fewer than 30 years and dominated, with considerable success, a region stretching from Central Asia to the Aegean for around 200 years. How did the Persian ruling elite visualize their immense power? How was that vision expressed?
In this talk, Professor Amélie Kuhrt will present a discussion of the Persians’ own image of their domain by concentrating on monuments and inscriptions from their royal centers and leaving aside the stories of outsiders, such as Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Jews.