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Contextualizing Iranian Religions in the Ancient World

Fourteenth Symposium of the Melammu Project
Los Angeles
Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World
February 18-20, 2020

Organiser: Rahim Shayegan

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14th Melammu Symposium

Symposium Program

The 14th Melammu symposium held at Royce Hall will explore Iranian religions in light of ancient Near Eastern traditions and precedents. It hosts scholars whose work pertain to the interchange of ideas and practices between the ancient Near East, Egypt, the Classical and Hellenistic worlds, and ancient Iran. The overarching themes of the symposium encompass: Elam, the Ancient Near East, and Persia; Ancient Egypt and Persia; the Divine in Achaemenid Material Culture; (Post-)Achaemenid Religious Practices in Literary Traditions; Religions and Religious Policy in the Hellenistic and Arsacid Worlds; and the Religious Landscape of the Sasanian World..

The symposium program can be found here.