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Friday, April 17, 2015

Centuries of priceless treasure


Obviously, much of our time in Tehran has been spent in museums -- a country that is 2500 years old collects a lot of stuff. Unlike most of the stuff I collect, however, every piece is priceless. And beautiful.

This is a relief from Persepolis, in the early days of the Persian Empire, around the 5th century B.C. A courtier is bringing his hand to his lips to show respect for the king.

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