Women in ancient Iran with Vesta Curtis, curator at the British Museum

British Museum free A level lunchtime lectures programme designed to support students and teachers taking Classical Civilisation or Ancient History A-level and other equivalent qualifications.

Women in ancient Iran with Vesta Curtis, curator at the British Museum.

In ancient Iranian or Persian art, representations of female figures are few and far between before the first century BC. However, you can find out how a study of documents dating to the fifth century BC has shed light on the status of women in early Persian society.

You can also discover how, after the conquest of Alexander of Macedon, Parthian art of the first century BC to the third century AD – and the art of the succeeding Sasanian period until the seventh century AD – shows female figures in works of art, such as on coins, seals and rock-reliefs.

Date: Friday 2 Dec 2022 at 13.00–14.00

British Museum, BP Lecture Theatre

FREE, advance booking essential. To book by phone, call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7323 8181 or follow the link to the British Museum website learning pages to book online. https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/women-power-ancient-iran

This event is aimed at A-level students aged 16+. Year 11 pupils who are interested in extending their knowledge and considering studying the relevant subjects at A-level are also welcome.

This event is for UK schools and Home Educators only. Students must be accompanied by a member of school staff. Home educated students are welcome with an attending adult but please note we are unable to accommodate younger siblings.

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