- The royal burial and sacred site of Arsameia, which displays several reliefs depicting the dexiosis (shaking hands) of king Antiochus I with Herakles and with Apollo-Mithra
- Nemrud Dag, a towering tumulus of 500 feet (150 meters) in diameter and 165 feet (50 meters) tall, and flanked by two terraces adorned with 26-30 foot tall (8-9 meters) statues of himself, along with lions, eagles and several gods and goddesses.
About Your Expert
Passionate about the regions and countries at the crossroad of civilizations, Guillaume Durand, Ph.D. has long-standing expertise in Ancient art and archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean Basin. Assistant dean and professor in archaeology and art history at the Institute for American Universities and the American College of the Mediterranean in Aix-en-Provence, France, Guillaume has traveled many times in Iran during these six past years in order to study the Persian Empires. He is also a tourist guide and lecturer in this country for French citizens.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
As usual, Dr. Durand's presentation was well documented, well organized and well presented. However, the audio was at times shaky. I remember from past presentations by Dr. Durand that audio quality is usually good when he makes his presentations from his university office in the town of Aix but not so good when he makes his presentation from his domicile somewhere in the countryside around Aix!
Well prepared presentation, nicely illustrated - a good introduction to the sites. The information on the rulers involved is rather 'dense'. Very interesting on the art history. Unfortunately there were repeated sound issues (as I'm afraid, there tend to be with this speaker) and coupled with his rather strong accent it was not an easy listen.
Interesting subject but flaws
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