Saturday, July 18, 2015

Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute Support for the Completion of the Persepolis Fortification Archive Project
Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew Stolper (John A. Wilson Professor Emeritus of Oriental Studies, the Oriental Institute at The University of Chicago) has been awarded a two-year Roshan Institute Fellowship for Excellence in Persian Studies, in support of the completion of the Persepolis Fortification Archive (PFA) Project at the Oriental Institute. The PFA is a group of clay tablets discovered at Persepolis in 1933 by archaeologists from the Oriental Institute and provides an incredible source of information on the languages, art, institutions and history of Achaemenid Persia at its height. The PFA project, under the direction of Professor Stolper was first supported by Roshan Institute in 2013.

The new grant allows Professor Stolper to complete the project by engaging two students to work on the project during summer 2015 and summer 2016, and up to eight students to work part-time during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years. This funding and work are of timely importance before the tablets leave the Oriental Institute to return to the National Museum of Iran.
Learn more about the Persepolis Fortification Archive Project
Persepolis in Pleiades