West Asia in the Iron Age witnessed a succession of splendid imperial expansive states, from the mighty Assyrian and Babylonian empires to the Achaemenid state as the first World Empire. This unit introduces these developments in a broad comparative perspective throughout ancient West Asia.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x20 minute Presentation (40%), 5x100wd Quiz (20%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in the Archaeology major