Fifty-Seven. The Sasanian Empire: An Archaeological Survey, c.220–AD 640

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Ali Mousavi1 and
  2. Touraj Daryaee2

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch57

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Mousavi, A. and Daryaee, T. (2012) The Sasanian Empire: An Archaeological Survey, c.220–AD 640, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch57

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

  2. 2

    University of California, Irvine, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • The Sasanian Empire, archaeological survey;
  • shaping, image of Sasanian archaeology;
  • regionalism, in pottery, building techniques, settlement patterns;
  • recurrent patterns in art and archaeology of the Sasanian Empire;
  • settlement patterns and cities;
  • Sasanian Empire, and a large urban workforce;
  • cities of the highlands, circular plan around central monuments;
  • first true Sasanian city, Adashir-Khurrah;
  • Sasanian fire temples, and Sasanian rock-reliefs;
  • blue/green-glazed pottery, of Sasanian Mesopotamia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Settlement Patterns and Cities

  • Cities of the Highlands

  • The Lowland Settlements: Shushtar, Jundishapur, Eyvan-e Karkheh, Susa, and Mesopotamia

  • Fire Temples and Sanctuaries: Takht-e Suleiman, Bandian, Mele Hairam, and Kuh-e Khajah

  • Sasanian Fortifications and Castles: Gorgan Wall and Qaleh Zohak

  • Rock-Reliefs

  • Ceramics

  • Bullae and Coins

  • Guide to Further Reading