National Archaeology Day Celebration

Sponsored by Bowers Museum

AIA Society Event: Orange County

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Norma Kershaw Auditorium and John M. Lee Court
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
United States

1:30 PM - 2 PM

Persian Music

 

2 PM - 3 PM

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE:

THE ANCIENT PERSIAN CYLINDER OF CYRUS THE GREAT

Dr. William Schniedewind, Kershaw Chair of Eastern Mediterranean Studies, UCLA, discusses the Ancient Persian Cylinder of Cyrus the Great. The cuneiform inscribed on this clay cylinder relates how the Persian King Cyrus conquered Babylon in 539 B.C. and released the captives to go home; it appears to confirm the biblical account of the Jews' return to Jerusalem. The Cylinder is on view at the Getty Villa October 2, 2013, through December 2, 2013.

 

3 PM - 4 PM

CUNEIFORM WRITING DEMONSTRATION AND PERSIAN DELIGHTS

Learn how to write your name in cuneiform, review the history of writing in the Near East, and sample Persian treats!

 

Presented in partnership with the Orange County Society, Archaeological Institute of America, and the Persian Arts Council of the Bowers Museum.

 

Fee: Free to Bowers and OC Society of AIA members; free with museum admission; $8 for non-members.

 

First come, first served. No advance reservations.

 

For more information, e-mail education@bowers.org or call 714.567.3677

Website: http://bowers.org

Contact:
Bowers Museum
education@bowers.org
714.567.3677

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