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Hormuzd Rassam and the Discovery of the Cyrus Cylinder
Lecture | August 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Jon Taylor, Ph.D., Assistant Keeper of Cuneiform Collections, British Museum
In conjunction with the historic visit of the Cyrus Cylinder to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Dr. Jon Taylor, Assistant Keeper of Cuneiform Collections, British Museum, will present an illustrated talk about the role of the Assyrian archaeologist, Hormuzd Rassam, in the discovery of the Cyrus Cylinder. This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Townsend Center for Humanities.
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