Record Number : 91894 of 13452

Title : Persepolis and ancient Iran : catalog of expedition photographs

Description :
This page, part of the University of Chicago's very extensive site, includes 999 photographs constituting an archaeological survey of the environs of Persepolis in Iran. Persepolis was the royal seat of the Persian Achaemenid dynasty from the time of Darius I in the fifth century BC until the palace's destruction at the hands of Alexander the Great. The magnificent archaeological remains constitute some of the finest surviving examples of ancient Persian architecture. Most of the pictures found here were taken during expeditions carried out by Profs. Ernst Herzfeld and Erich Schmidt in the 1930s and 1940s, and the majority of them have not previously been published. They include images of architecture, reliefs and finds, as well as aerial surveys. Although the photographs are available in black and white only, the site provides a unique opportunity to explore the excavation records and complete artefact assemblages in great detail. The images are crisp and offer comprehensive coverage of the sites and associated finds. The photographs are divided into those taken on the palace terrace at Persepolis and at the two nearby city mounds of Tall-i-Bakun and Istakhr. Each of the three sections is provided with a concise and descriptive introduction, and the photographs are accessible both from a list of captions and a page of thumbnails, allowing for easy browsing. The page provides material for anyone with an interest in ancient Iran, from students who want an overview of the sorts of material found at these sites to academics looking for particular images.


Controlled Keywords : Takht-e Jamshid

Language : eng;

Period : 3000 - 1500 BCE; 750 - 1 BCE; 1500 - 750 BCE

Geographic Name : Middle East

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