Dr James Fraser gives us a personal tour of the recent British Museum exhibition Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece.

Dr James Fraser is Curator for the Ancient Levant and Anatolia at the British Museum, and lead curator on the exhibition Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece. He has worked on archaeological projects in Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kashmir, Greece, Cambodia, Australia and the Solomon Islands. He received his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2016. In 2018, the PEF published his monograph Dolmens in the Levant as Annual XIV, and this book was awarded the G. Ernest Wright Award for Best Archaeological Publication published in the last two years. Jamie currently directs a British Museum dig investigating a 4,500 year-old olive oil factory at Khirbet Um al-Ghozlan in Jordan.


Near Eastern Archaeological Foundation
Level 4, CCANESA Madsen F09, University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
+61 2 9351 4151 neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au