Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Kharg Island Old Persian Inscription?

Reports are surfacing of the discovery on Kharg Island, of an Old Persian inscription. The following photo appears upside down in a recent news story.

While it's not about the Persepolis Fortification Archive, it is interesting nevertheless. Until now, the most recently discovered Old Persian text was from the Persepolis Fortification Archive:

Stolper, Matthew W.; Tavernier, Jan. From the Persepolis Fortification Archive Project, 1: An Old Persian Administrative Tablet from the Persepolis Fortification ARTA: Achaemenid Research on Texts and Archaeology, June 2007.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Matthew Stolper's National Geographic Podcast

Old Persian Tablets Offer a Surprise
Matthew Stolper explains why clay tablets from ancient Persepolis, or Takht-e-Jamshid, in Iran are a window into the past. Produced by Lori Wark for NGM Mission Project