NSW: Fire Temples and Towers of Silence: Zoroastrian Architectural Legacies


Event Details


Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation public lecture.

Professor Alison Betts, University of Sydney.

The Zoroastrian tradition has its roots in Central Asia in the first or even the second millennium BCE but we see little of it in the material record until a massive floruit in Sasanian times from the 3rd century CE onwards. This talk will provide a background to the rise of the Zoroastrian tradition and the material and architectural evidence that tells its story.

Professor Alison Betts is Professor of Silk Road Studies at the University of Sydney and the Director of the University of Sydney Central Asian Programme.

Date: 6.30-7.30pm, Wednesday 18 May 2016

Venue:  Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia, Level 4 Madsen Building F09, University of Sydney

Cost: NEAF Members: $30 | Non-Members $40 | NEAF Student Member $15 (includes light supper)

Bookings: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/research/neaf/lectures/index.shtml

Chilpik Dachma. Painting from the Savistsky Art Museum, Nukus.
Chilpik Dachma. Painting from the Savistsky Art Museum, Nukus.