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Acta Cardiologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.237, h-index: 30)
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Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.122, h-index: 4)
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European J. for Church and State Research - Revue européenne des relations Églises-État     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Iranica Antiqua     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 6)
ITL - Intl. J. of Applied Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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  • The Middle Persian and Parthian Inscriptions on the Paikuli Tower
    • Authors:
      Abstract: The Pāikūlī inscription celebrates the victory of the Sasanian Emperor Narseh (293-302\3 AD) over his nephew, Wahrām III, in the dynastic war which followed the death of Wahrām II. It was built on the spot where Narseh met the nobles and notables of the Sasanian Empire, who had come to the border of Asōrestān to pay him allegiance. The text is almost identical in its two versions and can be divided in two main parts, the first describing the events of the dynastic war, the second containing a long list of nobles and notables who sided with Narseh. The remains of the tower rise in a beautiful Zagros valley on top of a small hill overlooking the modern village of Barkal at the foot of the Pāikūlī pass, not far from the town of Darband-i Khan. Narseh’s inscription is one of the most important surviving primary sources for the history of the Sasanian dynasty, though its value as an historical document is considerably decreased because of its fragmentary state of preservation. From 2006 onwards an Italian team has been investigating the monument, leading extensive surveys in the valley and studying the materials now kept in the Sulaimaniya Museum, both activities continuing to the present day. This led to the identification of a total of 19 new inscribed blocks (11 MP and 8 Pth.), which are presented in this article.
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:49:14 GMT
  • The Enclosure of Tchingiz-Tepe (Ancient Termez, Uzbekistan) during the
           Kushan and Kushan-Sassanian Periods
    • Authors:
      Abstract: The walled enclosure of Tchingiz Tepe is part of the urban complex of Ancient Termez in South Uzbekistan. Situated on a hill to the north-west of the city, the archaeological remains consists of an adobe wall, a monumental building located in the centre of the enclosure, various dwellings attached to the wall, and at least one pottery kiln. The study of the stratigraphic sequence combined with 14C dating allows the reconstruction of the successive occupations of the enclosure which began with the building of the wall during the Early Kushan or Yuezhi periods (between the mid-second century BC and the mid-first century BC). Later, during the Kushan period (from the mid-first century BC to the midthird century AD), it was used as a Buddhist place of worship, and then reverted to military use during the Kushan-Sassanian period (mid-third century AD to early fifth century AD).
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:48:40 GMT
  • A New Proposal for Identifying the Kings Represented on the Hung-e Azhdar
           Rock Relief
    • Authors:
      Abstract: The well known Parthian rock relief of Hung-e Azhdar (or Hung-e Nauruzi) has been long debated because of its incoherent iconography and style. The interpretation of the relief, showing a bearded horseman proceeding toward four standing men, is disputed and even its chronology is still under discussion, the scene having been dated either to the early years of the Parthian period, in the second half of the 2nd cent. BC, or to the 2nd cent. AD. This paper focuses on the research recently carried out by the Iranian-Italian Joint Expedition in Khuzistan, which after the laser-scanning of the sculpted surface and excavation in the area where the relief is located provided evidence of re-sculpting and allowed to acquire new data on its archaeological context. The relief can be now considered as the emerging part of an open-air sanctuary continuously frequented since the Middle- or even Old-Elamite period and completely rebuilt in the Parthian period. The identification of the most important figures of the scene — the horseman and the central standing man — is also revised in the light of the data acquired during excavation and the publication of new series of Elymaean coins.
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:42:59 GMT
  • In Search of the Laodike Temple at Laodikeia in Media / Nahavand, Iran
    • Authors:
      Abstract: Although important archaeological remains, such as Greek inscriptions and architectural elements are known from Nahavand since several decennia, it lasted until 2005 before a first exploratory season with excavations took place, followed by a second one in 2011. So far this research has led to important observations for the Seleucid and Parthian periods, but it is still too early to be able to locate with precision the temple in honour of Laodike, wife of Antiochus III. However, this temple is most likely to be located in the northwestern part of the town since several Seleucid/Parthian architectural remains have been found there.
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:41:18 GMT
  • 'O Young Man ... Make Known of What Kind You Are'
    • Authors:
      Abstract: The political history of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 B.C.) has been heavily informed by the contemporaneous Greek sources and their later interpretations. This article focuses on the central question of whether the Persians undertook any documentation of specific historical events that survive to the present day. It suggests that a class of warfare representations on seals and other elite objects from the Achaemenid imperial realm reflect a unique Persian perspective on the empire’s past, which could potentially serve as evidence for Achaemenid military/imperial history (including the history of the ideological component of that history). After providing an overview of warfare representations in Achaemenid art and the theoretical underpinnings for using warfare scenes as historical sources, the discussion touches upon crucial art historical issues and demonstrates that Central Asia may have presented the Achaemenid kings with problems different from but no less challenging than those from Greece and other part of the Empire such as Egypt. The article also highlights the possibility that there was a change of image policies in the middle of Darius I’s reign. Corresponding to such change were the rise and growing popularity of warfare images in art. These images could have reflected the new elite ideology and its corresponding social structure. Presenting collectively a social memory of the Achaemenid society, the warfare images should rightfully be considered as an important source of information for studying both political history and elite ideology of the Achaemenid Empire.
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:39:59 GMT
  • A Transcaucasian Bronze Belt Held in the Musée d'Archéologie
           nationale, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
    • Authors:
      Abstract: The sizeable inventory of so-called 'Transcaucasian Bronze Belts' was further enriched by a recent purchase of a specimen from a private collection by the Musée d’Archéologie nationale of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Although we lack reliable information regarding its provenance, its unusual mode of decoration adds something to our knowledge of this particular class of items, widespread among the Iron Age cultures of the Transcaucasia.
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:37:51 GMT
  • Zar Bolagh
    • Authors:
      Abstract: Zar Bolagh is located in the north of Qom province, central Iran. The site is known for its stone structure, which after its abandonment was deliberately filled with stone and gravel, similarly to Nush-i Jan, before finally being entirely covered by two thick stone and mud brick walls founded by mortar. In the winter of 2006, and under Malekzadeh’s supervision, Zar Bolagh was investigated. During the course of excavation the team found valuable architectural elements comparable with other religious monuments in central Iran. This paper presents some preliminary results from the first season of excavation in Zar Bolagh, consisting of cemetery data and architectural remains. According to the pottery assemblage sequence this site can be dated to as early as the Late Iron Age.
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:35:53 GMT
  • Preliminary Report on the Soundings at Tepe Damghani Sabzevar, Spring 2008
    • Authors:
      Abstract: A season of archaeological sounding at Tepe Damghani and survey of the surrounding area was carried out by a joint Irano-French expedition in the Spring of 2008. A multidisciplinary approach was adopted consisting of archaeological, geomorphological, archaeobotanical, archaeozoological, and anthropological studies for better understanding of the different aspects of the Bronze and Iron Age cultures at the site. Data-gathering was made possible through a small trial trench (Tr. 1) and cleaning of a large section which was exposed by road construction. Archaeological analysis of the materials from a sounding at Tepe Damghani and the survey of the neighbouring sites (Tepe Ferizi and Mirabad sites) show strong cultural links with Central Asia from the late Chalcolithic to the late Bronze Age. Iron Age material can only be found in the plough zone, but not in situ. Typological analysis of pottery, confirmed by various radiocarbon dates, suggest that the main occupation at Tr. 1 belongs to a period contemporary with Namazga IV (Early Bronze Age) in the Central Asian chronology. The discovery of various chert and ophiolitic artifacts indicate exploitation of local resources and the presence of chipping industry at the site during the Bronze Age, but no workshops were uncovered. Study of animal bones, wood charcoals, as well as charred seeds and fruit remains has provided us with invaluable information on subsistence pattern and plant economy of the ancient inhabitants of Tepe Damghani and allows us to answer various questions regarding the ancient water management and the exploitation and use of local faunal and floral resources.
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:34:27 GMT
  • A New Writing System Discovered in 3rd Millennium BCE Iran
    • Authors:
      Abstract: Four tablets probably written in the second half of the 3rd millennium BCE were recently found in Konar Sandal, an archaeological site in the Halil Rud valley in southeastern Iran. Three of them are bigraphical, with a Linear Elamite inscription and a second inscription in previously unknown signs that are qualified here as ‘Geometric’. The fourth tablet remains enigmatic. Descriptions of the tablets, a study of their signs and semantic structure, and hypotheses concerning their content are given here.
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:48:50 GMT
  • Archaeoseismicity of the Mounds and Monuments along the Kāzerun
           Fault (Western Zāgros, SW Iranian Plateau) since the Chalcolithic
    • Authors:
      Abstract: Our multidisciplinary investigation represents off-fault archaeoseismic indicators recorded in the archaeological remains at mounds and structural elements of monuments situated along the Kāzerun fault in the western Zāgros Mountains since the Chalcolithic period. The study revealed two large magnitude earthquakes (~Mw> 7.0, possibly ~7.3) ca. 3850-3680 BC and ca. 3030 BC with return periods of ~735 + ' years at Tol-e Spid. Detecting only two earthquakes during the 4000 year life span of archaeological mound is incompatible with the 3.6-3.9 slip rate along the Kāzerun fault. After a long gap in data, a strong earthquake indicator is recorded ca. 400-200 BC in Qal’eh Kāli; all located to the north of the Kāzerun fault bend. On the contrary, in addition to the vandalism episodes during the invasions of the Moslem Arabs (16/637), the Mongol hordes (1219-1250), and Timur (1370-1405), the structural elements of the royal Sasanid city of Bishāpur, located to the south of the fault bend, indicated archaeoseismic indicators of four possible earthquakes within a period of 800 years. The limited data indicate that the archaeological sites located to the north of the fault bend (Tol-e Spid, Tol-e Nurābād, Qal’eh Kāli, Tal-e Gachgaerān, Mil-e Ezhdehā, and Naubandégān) were subjected to stronger (larger magnitude) earthquakes with longer return periods. Whereas the sites located to the south of the fault bend (Sasanid royal city of Bishāpur and Kāzerun) showed evidence of earthquakes with slightly lower magnitudes and shorter recurrence periods of ~270 + ' years. The study has shed light on the approximate magnitude and return period of earthquakes which could not have been achieved through the short term regional historical earthquake records. The distribution of settlements from the Chalcolithic to the present in closely associated with the trend of the Kāzerun fault. The archaeoseismic events in the past were disasterous to urban areas and the fault constitutes a continuing hazard to the local population and their irreplaceable monuments.
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:47:31 GMT
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