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    DescriptionThe Penn Museum's first archaeological expedition to Iran took place in 1931, when Erich F. Schmidt excavated the Bronze Age site of Tepe Hissar near the town of Damghan and the monumental buildings of the pre-Islamic Sasanian Palace. In this part of his adventurous and courageous life Schmidt, then a young German WWI veteran who had received his Ph.D. degree under Franz Boas at Columbia University, documented the project with nearly 2,600 culturally significant photos-many under far from ideal conditions-of desert and mountain tribes, the sites, government administrators, and a full panoply of the people he encountered from Fara (Iraq), Damghan, Tepe Hissar, Persepolis, including aerial reconnaissance. Gursan-Salzmann has selected 64 memorable and instructive prints from the Museum's archives for the book's interior and has assembled dozens more from the Schmidt Collection, Chicago's Oriental Institute, and from family members for an accompanying CD-ROM. She helps readers interpret the cultural and physical landscapes of the Iran and Iraq of nearly 75 years ago as their ethnographic and historical treasures came to light. Content on the book's CD-ROM may be found online at this location: http://core.tdar.org/project/376583.

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    Exploring Iran
    The Photography of Erich F. Schmidt, 1930-1940
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ayse Gursan-Salzmann
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 258 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    ISBN 13: 9781931707961
    ISBN 10: 1931707960

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AJCR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    B&T General Subject: 625
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: PHO019000
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    DC22: 935
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: CC79.P46 G87 2007
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AJF
    Illustrations note
    64 illus.
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Imprint name
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
    Publication date
    30 January 2007
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    Author Information
    Ayse Gursan-Salzmann, a graduate of Robert College (Istanbul) and Ball State University, earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a research associate at the Penn Museum.