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

By Askold Ivantchik, Vakhtang Licheli

This e-book includes papers representing the result of the newest learn into the connection among the 'imperial' tradition of the Achaemenids and native traditions. a few of them are dedicated to the Southern Caucasus, specifically to most recent archaeological excavations and to investigations into particular different types of archaeological reveals. different articles predicament different areas of the Achaemenid global. the item via L. Summerer represents a e-book of a different 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 item via S. Sajjadi offers readers with the result of fascinating learn, which has been happening in Sistan.

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L. Summerer / Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 3-30 27 as a model. Depictions of historical events on so called tabulae are mentioned by some ancient authors. H. 102 Accordingly, it is quite possible that a painting of the subsequent Scythian wars was also commissioned by the Great King or by one of his officers. But any attempt to determine a concrete relationship between this supposed historical depiction of Darius’ wars in 513/512 BC and the wood painting in Munich is trapped in a vicious circle.

None of the warriors is personalised sufficiently to be named. Even the ethnicity of the enemies cannot be determined precisely. The only information which can be extracted from the narrative form of the depiction is the victory of the Persians over a certain group of nomad enemies with attributes specific only to a certain degree, such as dress, armour or way of fighting. It is not intelligible whether the Persians defeated their pointed hatted enemies in a specific battle with particular circumstances, or whether such battles occurred more often, always with the Persians emerging victorious.

E. 6 Behind this columned hall one of the main rooms may have been situated. However, the greatest part of it still remains to be excavated. On both sides of this room and the columned hall there are long corridors. Further walls prove that the building was even wider and the walls of these corridors cannot have been the outer walls of the complex. Fig. 3. Qarajamirli-2006. Plan of the excavated area. 6 Narimanov 1960, 164. 36 I. Babaev et al. / Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 31- 45 Fig.

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