The monumental reliefs of the Elamite highlands

a complete inventory and analysis (from the seventeenth to the sixth century BC)

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The Monumental Reliefs of the Elamite Highlands provides the first comprehensive documentation and study of a corpus of eighteen monumental highland relief sculptures carved into a number of cliff faces and boulders more than 2,500 years ago. They belong to the Elamite civilization and range in date from the seventeenth to the to sixth century BC. The reliefs are dispersed across four different locations in the south and southwest of the Iranian Zagros mountains: the valley of Izeh/Malamir (Xong e Azdhar, Shah Savar, Shekaft e Salman and Kul e Farah), the Ghale Tol plain (Qal e Tul), the Mamasani Fahliyan river region (Kurangun), and the Marvdasht plain (Naqsh e Rustam). Their documentation and analysis offers a entire new body of artistic, socio-cultural, and religious evidence to our understanding of ancient world civilizations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUniversity Park, PA, USA
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9781575067995
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameMesopotamian Civilizations


  • Elam--Civilization--Congresses
  • Sculpture
  • Iran--Antiquities
  • Elamite art

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