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PFAP '09 Event On Oct 11th In Palo Alto: Support Preservation Of Ancient Persian Heritage and History


The PFAP '09 Event to raise awareness and funds for the Persepolis/Parsa Fortification Archive Project [PFAP] at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago on October 11th, 2009, is only a week away.   


The legal battle over PFA, the sole surviving representative of the Achaemenid administrative archives of Persepolis, as the coveted prize in ongoing federal litigation, has mobilized many people, organizations, and institutions to fight for the protection of valuable antiquities and cultural properties held in western academic institutions and world class museums. 

Come join the Friends of Persepolis Fortification Archive Project to hear the story of PFA and support the preservation of the ancient Persian history and cultural heritage during the PFAP '09 Event at Four Seasons Hotel, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto.  


Please RSVP by no later than October 7 to: to reserve your tickets for this wonderful and informative event and forward the event information to your friends and colleagues who might be interested. 


Additional information:


Reverse of a previously unedited Persepolis Fortification tablet, showing the conclusion of an Elamite administrative record in cuneiform script, impression of a cylinder seal, and a one-word Aramaic note in ink.
Photo courtesy of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago



PFAP '09 Event Program


Pre-Event Talk


4:00 - 5:00       Matthew Stolper

Cracking the Code: using language to unlock ancient history


PFAP '09 Event


5:30 - 5:45      Welcome & Overview


5:45 - 6:15       Matthew Stolper

Persepolis Fortification Archive Project: Preserving the Legacy of the Achaemenid Persians


6:15 - 6:45       Nema Milaninia

Overview of Legal Issues and Latest Legislative Developments


6:45 - 7:00      Glenn Schwartz

Legal Threats to Cultural Exchange: An Archaeologist's Perspective


7:00 - 7:30       Break & Light Refreshments


7:30 - 8:45       Roundtable Discussion moderated by Richard Saller, Dean of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University


8:45 - 9:00      Concluding Remarks



Those of you who cannot attend this event in person, please consider making a gift to the Persepolis Fortification Archive Project through the Oriental Institute's Website:  You may use the Electronic Gift Form or print and fax or mail the Paper Gift Form.  Gifts to the PFA Project are tax deductible under applicable rules.  For tax information and other giving options, please contact the Oriental Institute directly.


Friends of Persepolis Fortification Archive Project

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