Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Connected to Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries

Clash of Empires: Excavating a Parthian Outpost in the Mountains of Kurdistan

Tuesday 07 June, 1pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Please note this event has already taken place and you are viewing an archived page of the Lakeside website.
For a list of current events, exhibitions and workshops, please click on 'What's On' in the menu above

£3 (free concessions)

Presented by Dr John MacGinnis Lead Archaeologist, British Museum Iraq Scheme 

For the past six years, the British Museum has been conducting fieldwork in the Darband-i Rania pass in the Zagros mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan. The excavations have been exploring a previously unknown fortified settlement dating to the time of the early Parthian Empire (2nd-1st centuries BC), making a fundamental new contribution to our understanding of one of the least documented empires of antiquity.  

Image credit: Excavations in the Darband-i Rania pass, Iraqi Kurdistan ©â€¯Darband-i Rania Archaeological Project

Safety Information

The safety of our visitors, staff and students is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help.



Although it is no longer mandatory, we continue to ask staff and visitors to wear a face-covering if they can when inside our buildings. 


Although it is no longer mandatory, we ask that visitors give people space where it is sensible or requested.


We will refund tickets to anyone that tests positive or is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 as long as we’re notified at least two hours prior to an event start time.


Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We recommend you make use of these upon arriving and leaving our venue.


The frequency of our cleaning throughout our venues has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.


We are able to accept both contactless and cash payments in our venues, though contactless payments are preferred.