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Author Mousavi, Ali

Title Persepolis : discovery and afterlife of a world wonder / by Ali Mousavi
Published Boston : De Gruyter, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (253 pages)
Contents Persepolis: A survey of the site, its chronology and function -- Persepolis in flames -- From Parsa to Sad-Sotun: The afterlife of Persepolis begins -- Takht-e Jemshid: The transformation of a historical site to a mythical symbol -- In search of Persepolis: Western travellers' explorations in Persia -- The nineteenth century and the emergence of archaeology -- Persepolis at the dawn of scientific archaeology in Iran -- Forty years of research and restoration at Takht-e Jamshid: 1939-1979
Summary Persepolis: Discovery and Afterlife of a World Wonder presents the first full study of the history of archaeological exploration at Persepolis after its destruction in 330 BC. Based in part on archival evidence, anecdotal information, and unpublished documents, this book describes in detail the history of archaeological exploration, visual documentation, and excavations at one of the most celebrated sites of the ancient world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-231) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject HISTORY -- Civilization.
SUBJECT Persepolis (Iran) -- Antiquities
Persepolis (Iran) -- History
Subject Iran -- Persepolis
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781614510338