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Title The other gods who are. Studies in Elamite-Iranian acculturation based on the Persepolis fortification texts
Period 02 / 2001 - 02 / 2006
Status Completed
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1271071

Abstract

The project aims at describing the evolution of Achaemenid society and culture (i.e. belonging to the Persian empire of the 6th through the 4th centuries BC) from a perspective that will give due attention to the contribution of Elam. The influence of Elam, an entity in the southwest of modern Iran (provinces Khuzestan and, partly, Fars) can be attested in the iconography, material culture, religion, and royal ideology. The so-called Persepolis Fortification Tablets, a corpus of about 4,800 administrative texts written in Elamite, is of great importance, especially for religious matters. As a 'by-product' of the dissertation, the contents of the archive will be made electronically available on the Internet (on this see url below)

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Supervisor Prof.dr. K.R. Veenhof
Doctoral/PhD student Dr. W.F.M. Henkelman

Classification

A85100 Arts and culture
D34100 Antiquity

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