Friday 2 February 2007
Jiroft, Lost Kingdom of Aratta
By Olivier Julien
Friday 9 February, 18:30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Admission free, booking required
In 2003 Professor Y. Madjidzadeh unearthed traces of a 5000-year-old civilisation in south-east Iran, including the walls of a city covering 100 hectares. He is convinced that it is the mythical kingdom of Aratta, as described in the most ancient Sumerian legends.
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