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Persian Residences in the Southern Caucasus: Latest Discoveries in the Periphery of the Achaemenid Empire

Jörg W. E. Fassbinder, Sandra Hahn (born Ostner), Mandana Parsi, Florian Becker, Marco Wolf, Iulon Gagošidze et Kai Kaniuth
p. 55-58

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– New outstanding Achaemenid monumental complex in the periphery of the Persian Empire.

– Magnetometer and ERT prospecting of adobe mud-brick architecture.

– Test excavation, soil magnetic studies on top soils, mudbricks and excavation profiles.

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Magnetometry
ERT
Excavation
Magnetic volume susceptibility
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Introduction

The Achaemenid Empire was the first truly intercultural empire of the ancient world, extending from the Danube to the Indus and from the Syr-Darya to the First cataract of the Nile. Calculations have been made to the effect that it comprised half of the world’s entire population at its height. Due to the vast building complexes made of mudbrick it is very difficult to investigate archaeological traces from Achaemenid architecture with a traditional archaeological survey. The main goal of our research project “Paradise” (a joint German-French project founded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [DFG] and the Agence National de la Recherche [ANR]) was to enlarge and to produce comparable datasets on the spatial organization of Achaemenid centres of power in Iran and the Southern Caucasus. The Alazani plain in Kakheti, Georgia, is the locality of the northernmost archaeological traces of the Achaemenid Empire (Knauß, 2000). The wide landscape under the towering peaks of t...

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Jörg W. E. Fassbinder, Sandra Hahn (born Ostner), Mandana Parsi, Florian Becker, Marco Wolf, Iulon Gagošidze et Kai Kaniuth, « Persian Residences in the Southern Caucasus: Latest Discoveries in the Periphery of the Achaemenid Empire »ArcheoSciences, 45-1 | 2021, 55-58.

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Jörg W. E. Fassbinder, Sandra Hahn (born Ostner), Mandana Parsi, Florian Becker, Marco Wolf, Iulon Gagošidze et Kai Kaniuth, « Persian Residences in the Southern Caucasus: Latest Discoveries in the Periphery of the Achaemenid Empire »ArcheoSciences [En ligne], 45-1 | 2021, mis en ligne le 16 août 2021, consulté le 24 septembre 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/archeosciences/8404 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/archeosciences.8404

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Auteurs

Jörg W. E. Fassbinder

Corresponding author, Geophys. Dept. Earth & Environmental Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

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Sandra Hahn (born Ostner)

Geophys. Dept. Earth & Environmental Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

Mandana Parsi

Geophys. Dept. Earth & Environmental Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

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Florian Becker

Bayerisches Landesamt f Denkmalpflege, Germany

Marco Wolf

Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

Iulon Gagošidze

Historical Sciences, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

Kai Kaniuth

Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

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Article L.111-1 du Code de la propriété intellectuelle.

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