PAPVA_53 Set in Stone. Art and Architecture in Iron Age Northern Mesopotamia

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2014
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Alessandra Gilibert, Ph.D. (lecturer), Mgr. Inna Mateiciucová, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Zdeněk Měřínský, CSc.
Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Valášková
Supplier department: Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Mon 17. 3. 9:10–12:25 K23, Tue 18. 3. 12:30–15:45 K23, Wed 19. 3. 9:10–12:25 K32, Thu 20. 3. 14:10–17:25 U37, Fri 21. 3. 12:30–15:45 K32, Mon 24. 3. 9:10–12:25 K23, Tue 25. 3. 12:30–15:45 K23, Wed 26. 3. 9:10–12:25 K32, Thu 27. 3. 14:10–17:25 U37, Fri 28. 3. 12:30–15:45 K32
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course provides the introductory overview of the problems concerning visual culture and its architectonical heritage in Western Asia during Iron Age. In the lectures the students will be at first acquainted with the archaeological and socio- cultural aspects of this topic and they will eventually discover specific and relevant case studies. The course will be held in English. No previous knowledge and understanding of the range of topics is required from the students.
  • Geography and chronology Part 1 : Syro- Anatolian Region 1. Syro- Anatolian City States, I. 2. Syro- Anatolian City States, II. 3. Kingdom of Urartu 4. Phrygia and Lydia Part 2 : Levant Phoenician Cities 5. Kingdom of Israel and Judea Part 3 : Northern Mesopotamia 6. Neo-Assyrian Empire, I. 7. Neo-Assyrian Empire, II. Part 4 : Southern Mesopotamia Babylonian Empire 8. Neo-Babylonian Empire Part 5 : Iran 9. Iran during Neo- Elamite Period 10. Achaemenid Empire
  • van de Mieroop, Marc. 2003. Reading Babylon. American Journal of Archaeology 107/2:257-275
  • Simpson, Elizabeth. 1990. "Midas' Bed" and a Royal Phrygian Funeral”. Journal of Field Archaeology, 17/1:69-87
  • Potts, D.T. 1999. The Archaeology of Elam, Cambridge University Press, ch. 8-9
  • Merhav, Rivka. Urartu: A Metalworking Center in the First Millennium B.C.E.. Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 1991.
  • Mazar, Amihai and Ginny Mathias (eds. ) 2001. Studies in the Archaeology of the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan. Sheffield Academic Press.
  • Markoe, Glenn E. 2000. The Phoenicians. University of California Press.
  • Aro, Sanna. 2003. “Art and architecture,” in The Luwians, ed. by H. Craig Melchert, Leiden, 281-337.
  • Curtis, J.E. and J.E. Reade, Art and empire: treasures from Assyria in the British Museum, London: British Museum Press, 1995.
Teaching methods
lectures, PowerPoint presentations
Assessment methods
written test Presence: 70%
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2019, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023.
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