Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Skjaervo's Introduction to Old Persian

Not directly related to the Persepolis Fortification Archive (but more directly related than it was a few weeks ago), is P. Oktor Skjaervo, Introduction to Old Persian, one of six guides to Iranian languages and religions he has made publicly available at Iranian Studies at Harvard University.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Biographical Sketch of Ernst Emil Herzfeld

HERZFELD, ERNST EMIL, (1879-1948), archeologist, philologist, and polyhistor, one of the towering figures in ancient Near Eastern and Iranian studies during the first half of the 20th century. To him we owe many decisive contributions to Islamic, Sasanian, and Prehistoric archeology and history of Iran, Iraq, and Syria. He was the first professor for Near Eastern archeology in the world and instrumental in drafting and issuing the first Persian law of antiquities, by Stefan R. Hauser, David Stronach, Hubertus von Gall, Prods Oktor Skjœrvø, and Josef Wiesehöfer in Encyclopaedia Iranica.

Two links added (November 25 2006):

Read the book: Ernst Herzfeld and the Development of Near Eastern Studies 1900-1950.

Look at the website of the Ernst-Herzfeld-Gesellschaft.

Read Milestones in the Development of Achaemenid Historiography in the Times of Ernst Herzfeld (1879-1948), by Pierre Briant

Biographical Sketch of George Glenn Cameron

CAMERON, GEORGE GLENN , philologist and his­torian, b. 30 July 1905 in Washington, Pennsylvania, d. 14 September 1979 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Cameron received the A.B. degree from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, in 1927. After two years as a high­-school teacher and principal he took A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Chicago in 1930 and 1932 respectively, by Gernot L. Windfuhr in Encyclopaedia Iranica.

A digital version of George G. Cameron 1905-1979, by Matthew W. Stolper, in The Biblical Archaeologist, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Summer, 1980), pp. 183-189, is available at JSTOR to those whose institutions provide access.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Musée achéménide virtuel et interactif (Mavi)

Musée achéménide virtuel et interactif (Mavi)

"Un vaste "Musée achéménide virtuel et interactif" (Mavi) de plus de 8.000 pièces, consacré au patrimoine de l'Empire Perse de Cyrus à Alexandre le Grand, est désormais consultable sur internet à l'initiative d'un professeur du Collège de France, Pierre Briant."

An extraordinary new resources, Mavi includes (among many other things) illustrations of the published seal impressions from Persepolis Fortification Tablets.

A brochure describing MAVI in detail is available in French and in English.

Mavi is the Site du mois for November at www.jesuites.com!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Biographical Sketch of Richard Treadwell Hallock

HALLOCK, RICHARD TREADWELL (b. Passaic, New Jersey, 5 April 1906, d. Chicago, 20 November 1980), Elamitologist and Assyriologist, whose magnum opus, Persepolis Fortification Tablets, transformed the study of the languages and history of Achaemenid Persia, by Charles E. Jones and Matthew W. Stolper in Encyclopaedia Iranica.

Friday, November 10, 2006

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

On 3-4 November 2006, there was a colloque: "Archives des Persépolis" at the Collège de France. View the program.