Tourist & Resident Guide to Iran

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Iran Collection British Museum

The British Museum in London has some of the finest pieces of ancient Persian art outside of the National Museum in Tehran.

Iran Collection British Museum

Many of the pieces were excavated by Robert Gordon from Persepolis in the early 19th century.

Iran Collection British Museum

The citadel of Persepolis was constructed by Darius I around 500 BCE and the iconography of the sculpures and relief works included influences from Egypt, Greece and Mesopotamia. Persepolis was destroyed by the Macedonian invader Alexander in 330 BCE.

Iran Collection British Museum

British Museum

Iranian Music CDs

Books on Iran

Guide to Tehran

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