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Caption: "Northern portion of the Persepolis terrace, seen from the air (approximately 3000 feet). The large ruin at the left is the Hall of One Hundred Columns. The open space to its right is the concourse on to which gives the great double stairway leading to the Royal Audience Hall. The trences, at the lower left-hand corner of the terrace, are actually the bastion store rooms or archives where the expedition uncovered 30,000 cuneiform clay tablets. This entire great area still awaits excavation and promises to yield epoch-making finds. The seven stone foundation documents of Xerxes shown in Fig. 3 were found in a room of the terrace garrison, the ruins of which are at the head of the stairway leading to the terrace from the bend in the highway." RF photo #21220b.

Creator

University of Chicago Oriental Institute

Source

Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller Foundation records, projects, RG 1.1, series 216R, box 18, folder 250

Date

1936-04-22

Rights

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Type

image

Identifier

002853_004

Spatial Coverage

Iran

Citation

University of Chicago Oriental Institute, “Persepolis excavations,” 100 Years: The Rockefeller Foundation, accessed June 24, 2021, https://rockfound.rockarch.org/digital-library-listing/-/asset_publisher/yYxpQfeI4W8N/content/persepolis-excavatio-2