Caption: "Restoration of magnificent audience hall stairway reliefs by the Iranian expedition. When Alexander the Great destroyed Persepolis in 331 B.C., the great adobe walls of the buildings tumbled in, covering these carved stone reliefs. Wherever the stone was broke by the crash, the fragments were largely preserved under the protecting mass of slowly disintegrated adobe. The expedition is thus able to mend and restore broken places like the above." RF photo #21220d.
University of Chicago Oriental Institute
Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller Foundation records, projects, RG 1.1, series 216R, box 18, folder 250
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