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Mousavi, Ali


Discovery and Afterlife of a World Wonder

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    April 2012
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    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 Based in part on archival evidence, anecdotal information, and unpublished documents, this book describes in detail the history of archaeological exploration, visual documentation, and excavations at one of the most celebrated sites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. The book addresses a broad audience of readers ranging from students of the archaeology, history, and art history of ancient, medieval, and modern Iran to scholars in Classical Studies and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.

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    xxiv, 253 pages
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    Persepolis; Achaemenid Empire; Archaeology of Iran; Ancient Iran; Near Eastern Archaeology
    All those interested in the history and archaeology of ancient Iran and the ancient Near East in general as well as those interested in the development of Western understanding of the ancient world in general and ancient Iran in particular.

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    Ali Mousavi, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA.

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