Category: Near East


The Luristan Empire: Beauty of Bronze

Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region of modern day western Iran. In the ancient world it was settled by a number of peoples, such as the Medes, the Kassites, and eventually the Persians. In 2017, archaeological evidence for Achaemenid contact with the area came to light for the first time. Defining  … Read more

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Scythian Gold

Understanding Scythian culture is underlined by the same core issue as that surrounding Socrates – they themselves never wrote anything, and instead, our perception of them relies on piecing together some heavily unreliable Greek historical narratives. Herodotus, one of our most extensive sources on Scythian culture, had a notoriously complex relationship with the truth, to  … Read more

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