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Archaeological Sites: Persepolis

Book drawing. Ernst Herzfeld papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

One of the largest cities of modern Iran, Isfahan is situated 340 kilometers south of Tehran. Today, Isfahan is most famous for its Islamic monuments and Naqsh-i Jahan Square. The squeezes in the F|S collection are from the façade of Imamzadeh Ismail Mausoleum in the former Jewish quarter, and from the façade of a small tomb in the large Mosque of the Shah (Masjed-e Shah) on the southern side of the Naqsh-i Jahan Square, constructed in the seventeenth century.


Akkadian | Arabic | Elamite | Middle Persian | Old Persian

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A_23 Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Three Arabic Inscriptions, in Kufic Script, on West Wall of Middle Portico of the Tachara (Palace of Darius), 1923-1931.

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A_24 Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 10 Lines in Naskhi Script, on Pillar inside Southern Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius), 1923-1931.

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A_25 Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 8 Lines in Naskhi Script, on Window inside Southern Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius), 1923-1931.

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A_26 Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 5 Lines in Naskhi Script, on West Wall of Main Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius), 1923-1931.

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A_26a Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 5 Lines in Naskhi Script, on West Wall of Main Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius), 1923-1931.

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A_27 Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Writing Associated with Pictorial Graffito Depicting Shapūr i Papakan, on Wall of Adjacent Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius), 1923-1931.

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