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Ctesiphon: Ruins of great palace, audience hall to right

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Title: Ctesiphon: Ruins of great palace, audience hall to right
Author(s): Godard, Andre
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Sassanian;architecture;book scan
Description: It was flanked by a wall similar to the one on the left until it was destroyed in an earthquake in 1880. Iwan was 100 ft. high, 140 ft. long. Thought to be the work of Shapur I (241-272). Ctesiphon was Parthian royal city chosen by Ardashir as capital of Sassanian empire (see Roman Ghirshman, Iran: Parthians and Sassanians, translated by Stuart Gilbert and James Emmons, London, Thames & Hudson, 1962, p. 136)
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4264


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