Macquarie University: The treasures of Elam, a civilisation gone but not forgotten

Macquarie University: The treasures of Elam, a civilisation gone but not forgotten. “Broadly encompassing the area in southwest Iran where today are found the provinces of Khuzestan and Fars, Elam and neighbouring Mesopotamia laid down the institutional and ideological foundations we came to associate with civilisation. Yet Elam (c. 4200-525 BC) remains one of the least well-known societies of the ancient Near East. Javier Álvarez-Mon, Professor in Near Eastern Archaeology and Art in Macquarie University’s Department of History and Archaeology, is working to change that.”

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