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An Achaemenid « Palace » at Qarajamirli (Azerbaijan) Preliminary Report on the Excavations in 2006

An Achaemenid « Palace » at Qarajamirli (Azerbaijan) Preliminary Report on the Excavations in 2006 <jats:sec> <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Excavations on a small mound near the village Qarajamirli in western Azerbaijan provided remains of a monumental building, as well as quite a number of fragments of limestone column bases. The symmetrical ground plan of the building, the architectural sculpture and the pottery found on the floor closely follow Persian models from the Achaemenid era. Similar structures are known from Sary Tepe (Azerbaijan) and Gumbati (Georgia). These, as well as the building in Qarajamirli, can be interpreted as the residences of Persian officials, who left this area when the Achaemenid Empire collapsed. The painted pottery from the following period, when some peasants or herdsmen occasionally lived there, so far finds parallels only in Eastern Georgia.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

An Achaemenid « Palace » at Qarajamirli (Azerbaijan) Preliminary Report on the Excavations in 2006

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0929-077X
eISSN
1570-0577
DOI
10.1163/157005707X212652
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Abstract

<jats:sec> <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Excavations on a small mound near the village Qarajamirli in western Azerbaijan provided remains of a monumental building, as well as quite a number of fragments of limestone column bases. The symmetrical ground plan of the building, the architectural sculpture and the pottery found on the floor closely follow Persian models from the Achaemenid era. Similar structures are known from Sary Tepe (Azerbaijan) and Gumbati (Georgia). These, as well as the building in Qarajamirli, can be interpreted as the residences of Persian officials, who left this area when the Achaemenid Empire collapsed. The painted pottery from the following period, when some peasants or herdsmen occasionally lived there, so far finds parallels only in Eastern Georgia.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Journal

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: ARCHITECTURE; AZERBAIJAN; COLUMN BASES; POTTERY; ACHAEMENID EMPIRE

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