Prof. Hillary Gopnick: Feasting on the High Road: The Median Palace at Godin Tepe. Eleanor Guralnick Memorial Lecture
Sponsored by AIA Chicago Society, The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Breasted Hall, The Oriental Institute
1155 E 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Breasted Hall, The Oriental Institute

1155 E 58th Street

Chicago IL 60637

The horse-riding Medes of the Zagros Mountains of Iran

remain one of the enigmas of ancient history. They are

best known to us through the colorful anecdotes of Greek

historian Herodotus and contemporaneous Assyrian inscriptions.

The recent publication of the excavation of the

Median citadel-palace at Godin Tepe provides some new,

first-hand evidence for the way in which Median leaders

negotiated power by entertaining guests in unique columned

halls with feasts of suckling pig, lamb, and wine.

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