Persepolis: Documenting an Ancient Iranian Capital, 1923-1935

December 3, 2000 – May 6, 2001

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

On view are approximately 20 photographs, sketchbooks, watercolors, scale drawings, and paper casts or "squeezes" of inscriptions. All were recorded by Ernst E. Herzfeld (1879-1948) and the team of architects who together excavated Persepolis, one of the ancient capital cities of the Achaemenid Persian Empire (ca. 550-330 B.C.), between 1923-1935.