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Naqsh-i-Rustam: The Ka'ba Zardusht (The Cube of Zoroaster), 6th-5th century BC

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dc.contributor.authorGhirshman, Roman
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialPersia (Naqsh-e Rostam, Iran)
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T23:48:38Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T23:48:38Z
dc.date.created1962
dc.identifierANUA 682-4231
dc.identifier.otherP(A)-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/208883
dc.descriptionThe "fire temple" which stands in front of the tomb of Darius surrounded by a high wall. Built of dressed limestone blocks with three rows of "blind windows", recessed, in black stone. The entrance, level with the second tier of windows, gives access to a single room (17 feet 5 inches x 12 feet 3 inches). The roof, which has not survived, had four sloping sides like a tent. Similar to a similar tower at Pasargadae, its use is conjectural. Wikander believed it to have been a temple of Anahita, others saw it as a tomb, and Henning as a building erected for housing church archives. Ghirshman plumps for it being a fire sanctuary where the "eternal fire" was guarded day and night. -- 36' x 23'.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectAchaemenian
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleNaqsh-i-Rustam: The Ka'ba Zardusht (The Cube of Zoroaster), 6th-5th century BC
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Roman Ghirshman, Iran: Parthians and Sassanians, translated by Stuart Gilbert and James Emmons, London, Thames & Hudson, 1962, Plate 277, p. 228
dc.date.updated2020-08-24T23:48:38Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2020
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
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