Thursday 24 January 2008


Ever since I saw the 'Forgotten Empire' exhibition at the British Museum in 2005, I've wanted to see the remains of Persepolis in situ. It didn't disappoint. On the coach journey from Shiraz to the site we were played a video which although it was slightly 'And lo'...' ,with its reconstructions did give a good overview of the site and how it might have looked. We did get a bit giggly about the Pythonesque description of the Hall of 100 Columns being 'so called as it had 100 columns' but I think that might have had something to do with the lack of sleep due to the delayed flight from Tehran to Shiraz.

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