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Description

Caption: "The terrace of Persepolis (air view). The terrace at its front of west edge is 50 feet high, built of blocks weighing as much as 40 tons. The roofed building in the right foreground is the Harem palace of Darius and Xerxes, reconstructed by the Institute's Iranian expedition for which it serves as a field headquarters. In right centered near foreground is the Palace of Xerxes, at its immediate left, at the terrace edge, the winter palace of Darius. The thirteen tall columns in the area again at the left, are all that remain of the forest of them which supported the roof of the Royal Audience Hall. At the east end of this the expedition discovered the superb royal stairway with its sculptured reliefs." RF photo #21220a.

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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Format

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Type

image

Identifier

002853_001

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-3