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Michael Brown publishes report and talk on fieldwork in Kurdistan



9 December 2020

Associate HCTS member
Dr. Michael Brown published a preliminary report (
PDF available) and an
online talk about his recent fieldwork at the mountain fortress of Rabana-Merquly, in Iraqi Kurdistan. The contributions were published, respectively, by the Mitteilungen der Deutschen Orientgesellschaft and the Berner Altorientalisches Forum. The research was carried out as a part of the DFG-funded project “
Parthian Imperial Control and Local Agency in the Central Zagros Highlands” (2019-2022), which builds upon Dr. Brown’s preliminary investigations within the HCTS
Transcultural Forays Fellowship programme.