Project

A la recherche du temps perdu. A Socio-economic History of Susa during the Heydays of the Sukkalmahat (ca. 1700-1500 BCE)

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
Keywords
Sukkalmahat history of the Ancient Near East Susa
 
Project description

The main purpose of this project is the development of an accurate socio-economic history of the Sukkalmah period, based on unpublished tablets from the levels XIII, XIV and XV excavated by Ghirshman in chantier A (Ville Royale, Susa), nowadays kept in the Louvre (Paris) and the National Iranian Museum (Tehran), which is of great importance for the history of the Ancient Near East in general.