Science: At Persepolis

One of Darius' six chief concubines used to occupy the ancient Persian apartment where Archeologist Ernst Emil Herzfeld last week played chess. She may have played the same old game there. Professor Herzfeld, who dug up & restored the place, has made it headquarters for further excavation of other once magnificent buildings of Persepolis.

The place, now called Istakhr, is near Shiraz inland from the Persian Gulf. Darius planed the face of a mountain for grey building stone. Against the mountain base he built a terraced platform, 1,000 ft. wide, a third of a...

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