Workshop on the Unknown

Workshop on the UnknownWorkshop on the Unknown

A workshop is due to be held in the Persepolis complex in Fars province, on information drawn from the Persepolis Fortification Tablets. The tables are a large collection of ancient administrative texts, written in cuneiform, dating between 506 and 497 BC, found in Persepolis.

The event is under the auspices of the Cultural Heritage Organization, Shiraz Art University, Persepolis World Heritage Center, and Parse-Pasargad Research Foundation (PPRF).

Prof. Wouter Henkelman, a research associate of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, is scheduled to give a speech on October 9 at the workshop, CHTN quoted Masud Rezaee-Monfared, supervisor of the Persepolis World Heritage Center.

The workshop will attempt to shed light on some lesser known aspects of traditions and norms of the Achaemenid era.

The tomb of King Teispes, also spelled Chishpish, is of great concern amid recent studies. He was the forefather of the two great kings, Darius I and Cyrus II, ruling the district of Anshan in Elam. The new findings will hope to better understand his reign in terms of rules, customs, and administration.