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History Lecture Series | Ancient Iran: Heaven, Hell, and the Good Life
History Lecture Series | Ancient Iran: Heaven, Hell, and the Good Life
WhenWednesday, Feb 12, 2020, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room130
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUniversity of Washington Alumni Association and the Department of History
Description

Winter 2020 Lecture Series
Life, Death, and the Gods

Wednesday, February 12
7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall 130

What happens after death? How should the living care for the dead? How do beliefs about the gods and the afterlife shape different approaches to death and burial? In this exciting set of lectures, four UW historians examine the relationship between the living and the dead in Ancient Rome and Iran and among the Aztecs and the Chinese.

Ancient Iran: Heaven, Hell, and the Good Life
Joel Walker
, Associate Professor, History
Ancient Iran possessed a deep and complex culture that possibly influenced Jewish, Christian and Muslim views of the afterlife and the cosmos. Explore Zoroastrianism — the "Good Religion" in ancient Iran — from its founder’s homeland in prehistoric Central Asia to communities in contemporary India and beyond.

Linkhistory.washington.edu…
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