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Introduction © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 110.1163/157005707X212616 Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 1-2 www.brill.nl/acss Introduction Askold Ivantchik, Vakhtang Licheli Th is special issue of the journal ACSS contains materials from a conference held in Borjomi, Georgia in 2006 (October 7 th -14 th ). Th is was the third in a series of conferences entitled “Caucasian Iberia and its Neighbours in the Ach- aemenid and Post-Achaemenid Period”. Th e first was held in 1998 in Tbilisi in conjunction with Halle University on the initiative of the outstanding Georgian scholar, Academician Otar Lordkipanidze, the founder of the Cen- tre for Archaeological Research of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, of which he was the director for many years. Th e second conference was held in 2000. Sadly the sudden death of Otar Lordkipanidze on May 19, 2002 meant that many important research projects in Georgia were interrupted, at least for a time. Yet Otar Lordkipanidze’s pupils and colleagues are doing everything they can to ensure that endeavours he had set in motion should be continued after his death and that the traditions he had established should live on. Th e excavations conducted by him at Vani http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 110.1163/157005707X212616 Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 1-2 www.brill.nl/acss Introduction Askold Ivantchik, Vakhtang Licheli Th is special issue of the journal ACSS contains materials from a conference held in Borjomi, Georgia in 2006 (October 7 th -14 th ). Th is was the third in a series of conferences entitled “Caucasian Iberia and its Neighbours in the Ach- aemenid and Post-Achaemenid Period”. Th e first was held in 1998 in Tbilisi in conjunction with Halle University on the initiative of the outstanding Georgian scholar, Academician Otar Lordkipanidze, the founder of the Cen- tre for Archaeological Research of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, of which he was the director for many years. Th e second conference was held in 2000. Sadly the sudden death of Otar Lordkipanidze on May 19, 2002 meant that many important research projects in Georgia were interrupted, at least for a time. Yet Otar Lordkipanidze’s pupils and colleagues are doing everything they can to ensure that endeavours he had set in motion should be continued after his death and that the traditions he had established should live on. Th e excavations conducted by him at Vani

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