Current research in Sasanian archaeology, art and history: proceedings of a conference held at Durham University, November 3rd and 4th, 2001

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Archaeopress, Dec 31, 2008 - Architecture - 161 pages
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Papers presented on Current Research in Sasanian Archaeology, Art and History from a Conference held at Durham University, November 3rd and 4th, 2001. Contents: The Functional Layout of the Fire Sanctuary at Takht-i Sulaiman (Dietrich Huff); The Discovery of a Sasanian Period Fire Temple at Bandiyan, Dargaz (Mehdi Rahbar); A Sasanian Site at Barbar, Bahrain (Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Søren F. Andersen); Sasanian Coins from 'Uman and Bairayn (Derek Kennet); Suburb or slum? Excavations at Merv (Turkmenistan) and Observations on Stratigraphy, Refuse and Material Culture in a Sasanian City (St John Simpson); The Destruction of the Late Antique World Order (James Howard-Johnston); Bishops or Bureaucrats?: Christian Clergy and the State in the Middle Sasanian Period (Scott McDonough); History and Historiography: the Court Genre in Arabic and the Fatinamah-i Sind (Valeria Fiorani Piacentini); Iranian Society in the Sasanian Period (Hassan Karimian); The Great Families in the Sasanian Empire: some Sigillographic Evidence (Rika Gyselen); 'Dionysiac' Iconographic Themes in the Context of Sasanian Religious Architecture (Pierfrancesco Callieri); A Metamorphosis in Sasanian Silverwork: the Triumph of Dionysos? (Mehdi Moussavi Kouhpar and Timothy Taylor); Royal and Religious Symbols on Early Sasanian Coins (Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis); New Perspectives on Sasanian Rock Reliefs (Hubertus von Gall).

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The Discovery of a Sasanian Period Fire Temple at Bandiyan Dargaz
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A Sasanian Site at Barbar Bahrain
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Sasanian Coins from Uman and Bahrayn
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