Seriously Herzfelds discovery: The once was a king, and the aftermath

it is now sixteen years of Jörg Ahrnt held in the library of the German Archaeological Institute in Tehran for the first time, drawings of the archaeologist Ern

Seriously Herzfelds discovery: The once was a king, and the aftermath

it is now sixteen years of Jörg Ahrnt held in the library of the German Archaeological Institute in Tehran for the first time, drawings of the archaeologist Ernst Herzfeld (1879 to 1948) in the hands. This impressed him, the artist from Frankfurt, close to private and artistic ties to the Iranian culture, whether their accuracy and expressive power is very. At the time, he could not have guessed that he would employ eleven years later, in more detail, the excavator of Persepolis, and its research. As he from the great-nephew of the diplomat and resistance fighter of the 20th century. July 1944, Friedrich Werner Graf von der Schulenburg, of an exchange of letters from the years 1924 to 1939, between the then German Ambassador in Tehran and the excavator of the Persian king's residences in Pasargadai and Persepolis learned, was Ahrnt noisy.

In the result of in-depth Ahrnt in the correspondence. A letter found especially from 22. In September 1932, his interest. There Herzfeld reported on the archaeological investigation of an unfinished tomb at Persepolis, the bottom of which recalled the famous tomb of Cyrus II (to 590/580 to 530 BC): "The unfinished tomb, we have taken a huge effort apart and are now in the process of rebuilding it. The finds were objects of a strange HOCKER burial with a Pot, so old, under the Foundation and a large Golden whorl or something like that. Sorry, there are no documents.“ The archaeological past of Iran is quite knowledgeable, was Ahrnt is right to question why he had heard of this tomb from the time of the Achaemenid Empire, still nothing, and proceeded to the search.

Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 14:19

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