By Askold Ivantchik, Vakhtang Licheli
This e-book comprises papers representing the result of the most recent study into the connection among the 'imperial' tradition of the Achaemenids and native traditions. a few of them are dedicated to the Southern Caucasus, particularly to most recent archaeological excavations and to investigations into particular different types of archaeological unearths. different articles hindrance different areas of the Achaemenid international. the thing via L. Summerer represents a booklet 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 item through S. Sajjadi provides readers with the result of attention-grabbing learn, which has been occurring in Sistan.
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The similarities between the bases from Qarajamirli and Gumbati are so close that we are inclined to suggest their common origin, probably from a masonry workshop near Qarajamirli where such limestone can easily be found. The base lead to the assumption that there may have been a similar important building at Qarajamirli. During the ﬁrst campaign on a small and ﬂat mound, not far from the ﬁnd spot of the base, situated only a few kilometres northeast from the village Qarajamirli, we uncovered not only signiﬁcant remains of monumental architecture but we also found a great number of fragments of column bases.
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Unfortunately, 10 Gagoshidze 1996; Knauß 2005, 197-207; Knauß 2006. I. Babaev et al. / Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 31- 45 43 Fig. 12. Qarajamirli-2006. Pottery and a glass bowl of the Achaemenid period. the results of the important excavations in Sary Tepe are only poorly published. This makes Qarajamirli even more important, since it enables us to get the ﬁrst insights into the development of the local culture of this region. 11 A comparison of western Azerbaijan, its architecture as well as its artes minores (especially pottery), with Eastern Georgia, which has been intensively investigated in recent years, seems promising.
Achaemenid Culture and Local traditions in Anatolia, Southern Caucasus and Iran: New Discoveries by Askold Ivantchik, Vakhtang Licheli