Dr. Michael Birrell's Free lecture: The Achaemenid Persians II, Darius I to Xerxes Past

Thursday, June 1, 2017 ,
7:00 PM
- SYDNEY NSW 2109, Australia

Free Event

The second lecture in this amazing series by Dr. Michael Birrell on the The Achaemenid Persians.

About the lecture:
The assassination of Cambyses saw the rise of Darius, who established Persepolis as his new administrative centre. He began the conquest of Europe with the annexation of Thrace and attempted to conquer Greece. His son Xerxes would also attempt to conquer Greece but would be forced back.

About the speaker:
Dr. Michael Birrell obtained his BA (Hons) in Archaeology at Sydney University in 1988 and subsequently received an MA and a PhD in Egyptology from Macquarie University. He is a part-time lecturer and tutor in the Ancient History Department at Macquarie University, and has taught a number of courses for Continuing Education. He has worked on numerous archaeological excavations in both Egypt and Israel, and has traveled widely in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Dr. Birrell has research interests in ancient Egyptian religion and government, and is currently writing a book on New Kingdom temple architecture.


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