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Hormuzd Rassam and the Discovery of the Cyrus Cylinder

Lecture: Other UCB Archaeology | August 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

Jon Taylor, Ph.D., Assistant Keeper of Cuneiform Collections, British Museum

Near Eastern Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

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.