Iranian Persepolis Tablets & Controversy With Israel "What They Are & What They're Worth"
The University of Chicago along with the Governments of both Iran & the U.S. agree: current laws do not permit the sale of these tablets. So why then is US Courts and the Israeli Government/Interest Groups insistent on auctioning off these priceless artifacts?
Professor Matthew Stolper, from the OI, will be holding a talk on the significance of the Achaemenid Elamite tablets and the legal predicament they have been subject to by US courts, which are intent on seizing and auctioning them--for they deem them as integral part of Iranian assets--with the proceeds to be distributed among the victims of acts of terror perpetrated in the land of Israel.
The Program of Iranian Studies and the Musa Sabi Chair in Iranian Studies at UCLA announce:
The Persepolis Fortification Tablets:
What They Are, What They're Good For, What They're Worth.
A Lecture by Matthew W. Stolper, Professor of Assyriology and the John A. Wilson Professor of Oriental Studies at the Oriental Institute-University of Chicago
Friday, April 13, 2007
at 4:00 PM
Royce Hall 314