Post-Achaemenid Legacy of the Persian Gulf Hinterland

Systematic Survey of Surface Remains from Tomb-e Bot, Fars, Iran

in Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia
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The archaeological site of Tomb-e Bot, located in the Mohr County of southern Fars Province, is a major settlement of Arsacid and Sasanid date. The site was selected for detailed investigation from among the 76 sites recorded by the general survey of southern Fars region to provide answers to outstanding questions on ancient Iran, in particular during the period from the Achaemenids to the Sasanids. The survey team systematically collected all visible architectural remains, including capitals with volutes and addorsed animal protomes as well as surface ceramics and attempted to draw and register the whole assemblage of finds. Documenting and analyzing the assemblage revealed that centuries after the Achaemenid demise the Persepolis artistic legacy had run on at the site in religious beliefs and among the local groups, from the Seleucid and Arsacid periods up to the rise of the Sasanids.

Post-Achaemenid Legacy of the Persian Gulf Hinterland

Systematic Survey of Surface Remains from Tomb-e Bot, Fars, Iran

in Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia

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Stein 1937218-219.

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Askari Chaverdi & Azarnoush 2004.

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Askari Chaverdi & Azarnoush 20043-18.

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Askari Chaverdi 200150-53.

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Askari Chaverdi 200167-68.

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Askari Chaverdi 200168.

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Askari Chaverdi 200169.

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Askari Chaverdi 200170-71.

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Askari Chaverdi 200272-75.

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Askari Chaverdi 199966-77.

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Pourdavood 196835-38.

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Shahbazi 1994312-313.

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Pourdavood 196835-38.

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Shahbazi 1970347; Hignett 1962 40.

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Roaf 19981-7; Callieri 2011.

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Briant 1982329fn. 161; Boucharlat 2003 25; Callieri 2007 44; Askari Chaverdi & Callieri 2016 134.

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