Pasargadae & Persepolis: Sacred Monuments of the Ancient Persians

Pasargadae & Persepolis: Sacred Monuments of the Ancient Persians,
Sponsored by the Persian Arts Council

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM at
Norma Kershaw Auditorium,

Professor Touraj Daryaee will discuss the ritual and functional importance of the two great ancient Persian capitals, Cyrus the Great's Pasargadae and Darius' Persepolis. Archaeological, epigraphical, and textual sources suggest that these two capitals functioned as more than simple political centers. They were the location of symbolic rituals, sacrifices, and ceremonies performed to sustain the Empire. Old Persian inscriptions, Greek text, and Elamite cuneiform tablets all provide a window in the deeper meaning of Pasargadae & Persepolis.

A selection of Dr. Daryaee's books will be available for purchase.

2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 · information: 714.567.3600 .

Fee: $7 Members/ $10 Non-members
Please Carpool.