Achaemenid Culture and Local traditions in Anatolia, by Askold Ivantchik, Vakhtang Licheli

By Askold Ivantchik, Vakhtang Licheli

This e-book comprises papers representing the result of the newest study into the connection among the 'imperial' tradition of the Achaemenids and native traditions. a few of them are dedicated to the Southern Caucasus, specially to most recent archaeological excavations and to investigations into particular different types of archaeological reveals. different articles challenge different areas of the Achaemenid global. the object by way of L. Summerer represents a book of a distinct murals: the portray on one of many partitions of a wood tomb in Tatarli in Western Anatolia, depicting a conflict among Persians and warriors of nomadic (Scythian-Saka) visual appeal. the object via S. Sajjadi offers readers with the result of attention-grabbing examine, which has been occurring in Sistan.

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Graphic reconstruction of the bell-shaped column-base of the “palace” (drawing by F. Knauß). I. Babaev et al. / Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 31- 45 41 Although great parts of this building remain to be uncovered, the symmetrical plan and the elaborated architectural sculpture let us assume that this was the residence of an important person in the time of Achaemenid rule in the Caucasus. All limestone fragments belonged to at least six columns. This means that there must have been further columned rooms or porticoes.

Willkomm, of the C-14 Laboratory of the Institute for Pure and Applied Physics at 26 L. Summerer / Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 3-30 any conflict between Persians and Scythians or Sacae, known or unknown to us from the written sources could be applicable to the battle frieze on the wood. As Calmeyer himself points out, Strabo (XV, 3, 15) relates a legendary battle between the Persians and Scythians that happened in Zela in Northern Anatolia. According to this account, the Scythians raided and destroyed the domains of the Cappadocians.

Column base in situ. Fig. 10. Qarajamirli-2006. Graphic reconstruction of the bell-shaped column-base of the “palace” (drawing by F. Knauß). I. Babaev et al. / Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 31- 45 41 Although great parts of this building remain to be uncovered, the symmetrical plan and the elaborated architectural sculpture let us assume that this was the residence of an important person in the time of Achaemenid rule in the Caucasus. All limestone fragments belonged to at least six columns.

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