Achaemenid Culture and Local traditions in Anatolia, by Askold Ivantchik, Vakhtang Licheli

By Askold Ivantchik, Vakhtang Licheli

This booklet includes papers representing the result of the most recent examine into the connection among the 'imperial' tradition of the Achaemenids and native traditions. a few of them are dedicated to the Southern Caucasus, in particular to most up-to-date archaeological excavations and to investigations into particular different types of archaeological unearths. different articles obstacle different areas of the Achaemenid international. the thing by means of L. Summerer represents a booklet of a special murals: the portray on one of many partitions of a wood tomb in Tatarli in Western Anatolia, depicting a conflict among Persians and warriors of nomadic (Scythian-Saka) visual appeal. the object via S. Sajjadi offers readers with the result of fascinating study, which has been happening in Sistan.

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On the highest part of the ridge a rectangular fortification was built, of which ramparts and houses are still visible on the surface. They are relatively 1 See Furtwängler & Knauß 1997; Furtwängler et alii 1998; Korfmann et alii 2002. 1163/157005707X212661 48 J. Nieling / Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 47-54 well preserved, but slowly being destroyed by erosion cutting into the hill from a south-western direction. On a terrace below the fortification walls of rectangular houses are detectable, most probably the ruins of a village-like living quarter.

13) a good amount of this ware, mainly in light grey, but including some red or buff sherds appeared. One grey fragment shows an interesting polished design: a grain or flower in a hanging triangle above a frieze of diagonal lines (Fig. 1). The uppermost stratum (Beh. Nr. 10) again contained black sherds and grey-wares, among which some brick-red fragments occurred. One of them bears a fine incised decoration (Fig. 9). 2 In association with it a carinated bowl of the traditional Bronze Age form, painted 2 Lordkipanidze 1991, 73.

Qarajamirli-2006. Fragment of a column base (drawing by T. Turkiashvili). I. Babaev et al. / Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 31- 45 Fig. 8. Qarajamirli-2006. Fragment of a column base (drawing by T. Turkiashvili). 39 40 I. Babaev et al. / Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 13 (2007) 31- 45 Fig. 9. Qarajamirli-2006. Column base in situ. Fig. 10. Qarajamirli-2006. Graphic reconstruction of the bell-shaped column-base of the “palace” (drawing by F. Knauß). I. Babaev et al.

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