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Friday, April 17, 2015

Also from Persepolis

The gold platter is from the Reza Abbasi museum; the bull is a capital on top of a column, also from the National Museum.

Alexander's men looted and burned Persepolis only two centuries after it was built. I know that someone would have done it eventually; there is too much greed and stupidity in human history to believe otherwise. But seeing these artifacts gave me a real sense of how magnificent it must have been. We'll be visiting there near the end of this trip.

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