Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia

Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia

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Edited by J.E. Curtis, Edited by Nigel Tallis

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  • Publisher: BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 228mm x 290mm x 18mm | 1,302g
  • Publication date: 12 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714111570
  • ISBN 13: 9780714111575
  • Illustrations note: 300 illustrations, (250 colour )
  • Sales rank: 345,587

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Provides an insight into the wealth and splendour of Persian society - its rich palaces, exquisite craftsmanship and sophisticated learning. Remains from the royal sites of Susa and Persepolis provide a major focus in this illustrated catalogue. It includes sections on the expansion of the Persian Empire; arms and warfare; and trade and commerce.

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Table of contents

1 Introduction; 2 The Palace; 3 The Royal Table; 4 Jewellery and Personal Ornaments; 5 Religion and Burial; 6 Administration and the Economy; 7 Transport and Warfare; 8 Persia and Greece; 9 Discovery of Ancient Persia.