Recreating Pasargadae (2012)

Farzin Rezaeian, director. Explore Cyrus the Great's palace of Pasargadae—the first capital of the Persian Empire—through superb reconstructions of its architecture and magnificent gardens (50 min.). Introduced by David Stronach, Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley. Presented with the exhibition The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: Charting a New Empire.

Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

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Free Programs for Adults

Download the current Free Programs for Adults brochure (PDF), which includes gallery talks, exhibition tours, lectures, Sunday at the Met events, and art-making programs. You can also find up-to-date program listings on our online calendar.

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The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems (with headsets and neck loops). To obtain a headset or neck loop please ask an usher. Headsets and neck loops are available free of charge with identification. Real-time captioning is also available upon request.