Persepolis and Ancient Iran

Catalog of Expedition Photographs©

This document is a catalog of 999 photographs contained in an Oriental Institute text/microfiche publication entitled Persepolis and Ancient Iran. With an introduction by Ursula Schneider, former Oriental Institute photographer, it presents a comprehensive survey of archaeological sites in the environs of Persepolis.

The catalog is divided into four sections, summarizing the major areas of investigation: the architecture, reliefs, and finds of the Palaces at Persepolis; the prehistoric mound of Tall-i-Bakun; Istakhr, the Islamic city mound; and the aerial survey flights conducted between 1935 and 1937.

Each section describes the vast accumulation of artifacts uncovered and the buildings reconstructed out of the ruins of this ancient Persian capital. In addition, the expedition's aerial survey explorations are detailed, which constituted an important contribution to archaeological research techniques.


Persepolis and Ancient Iran was originally published as a text/microfiche publication.

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ISBN: 0-226-69493-3

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Acknowledgements

The following Oriental Institute faculty, staff, and volunteers contributed to the development of the Persepolis and Ancient Iran Photographic Exhibition: Karen Wilson, Museum Director; Emily Teeter, Associate Curator; John Larson, Museum Archivist; Matthew W. Stolper, Professor of Assyriology; Michael G. Kozuh, Graduate Student, NELC; John C. Sanders, Head, Computer Laboratory; Charles Jones, Research Archivist; and Docent Volunteers Lyla Bradley, Irene Glasner, Nancy Gould, Peggy Grant, and Karen Terras.