New artifacts on display in Takht-e Jamshid

New artifacts on display in Takht-e Jamshid
ID : N-1094 Date : 2018/01/18 - 18:07

(Persia Digest) – In the Iranian New Year Nowruz of 1397 HS [March 2018], thirty-one new objects from the Achaemenid period will go on display in the Takht-e Jamshid Museum.

As reported by Khabar-e Jonub, there are currently around 270 Achaemenid objects at the expert Takht-e Jamshid Museum on display for the public; but, the Museum treasures around 5000 objects dating back to the Achaemenid, Sassanid, and Islamic periods.

The Takht-e Jamshid Museum has three galleries and a central hall showcasing artifacts and photographs of the Achaemenid period and the Persepolis complex.

On display here are a marble foot and part of a burnt curtain.

The Takht-e Jamshid building is Iran’s oldest which has been restored and turned into a Museum. It is a palace in Persepolis constructed by the Achaemenids 2500 years ago.

The women’s quarters was constructed on the orders of King Xerxes and comprises a main hall and a large number of rooms and corridors.

There are also the statues of two women at the Museum belonging to Ancient Egypt, discovered in Persepolis.

An Ilam cuneiform inscription of King Xerxes belonging to the Achaemenid era, a number of which are still at the Oriental Institute of Chicago, can also be seen at the Museum.

The foundations of the building are placed on mountain rocks and the floor of the hall is decorated with red cement. The interior decorations of the Museum are also in red.


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