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Javier Álvarez-Mon holds degrees in ancient Near Eastern art and archaeology from the École du Louvre (Paris) and the University of California at Berkeley respectively. A 2003 Fulbright-Hays Fellow, he is presently Associate Professor in Near Eastern Archaeology and Art at Macquarie University (Australia) and 2014-18 Future Fellow (Australian Research Council). His primary research interests are the ancient Iranian civilizations of Elam and early Achaemenid Persia. Author of numerous publications on the art and culture of Elam, he is presently finalising a book The Art and Culture of Ancient Elam (c. 4200-525 BC).

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Projects 2014 2018

Forgotten Empire: the Art and Culture of the Elamite Civilization (ca. 4000-525 BCE)

Alvarez-Mon, J., MQRES, M. & MQRES 3 (International), M. 3.


Project: Research

AIDS-Related Complex
Organized Financing

Research Outputs 2004 2020

The monumental reliefs of the Elamite highlands: a complete inventory and analysis (from the seventeenth to the sixth century BC)

Álvarez-Mon, J., 2019, University Park, PA, USA: Eisenbrauns. 272 p. (Mesopotamian Civilizations; no. 22)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review


The Arjān tomb: at the crossroads of the Elamite and the Persian empires

Álvarez-Mon, J., 2010, Leuven: Peeters. 352 p. (Acta Iranica; vol. 49)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The Elamite world

Álvarez-Mon, J. (ed.), Basello, G. P. (ed.) & Wicks, Y. (ed.), 2018, London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 868 p. (Routledge Worlds)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

Cultural Heritage
Complex Societies
Ancient Near East

Elam: Iran's first empire

Álvarez-Mon, J., 2012, A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Potts, D. T. & Álvarez-Mon, J. (eds.). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley, Vol. 2. p. 740-757 18 p. (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Aesthetics of the natural environment in the arts of the Ancient Near East: the Elamite rock-cut sanctuary of Kurangun

Álvarez-Mon, J., 2014, Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art. Brown, B. A. & Feldman, M. H. (eds.). Boston; Berlin: De Gruyter, p. 741-772 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Ancient Near East