Seller: qrst (36,469) 99.8%, Location: Oxford, Maryland, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272371368096 Details: 1933 New York Times newspaper with a detailed front-page article on the discovery of the PALACES of XERXES and DARIUS at Persepolis, or the "CITY of PERSIANS. Inside are large historic photographs! Darius began construction of the Royal City in the 6th century BC and also several of the palaces. The city was burned in 330 BC by ALAEXANDER THE GREAT. One of the most important archealogocal discoveries of the 20th century! Please visit our EBAY STORE at the link directly below for HUNDREDS of HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS on sale or at auction: http://stores.ebay.com/Steve-Goldman-HISTORICAL-NEWSPAPERS_W0QQsspagenameZL2222QQtZkm SEE PHOTO----- COMPLETE, ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER, the New York Times (New York, NY), dated January 23, 1933 with a detailed front-page article and stunning inside historic photographs of the discovery of the PALACES of XERXES and DARIUS at Persepolis, in PERSIA. Darius I began construction of the Royal City in the 6th century BC and also several of the palaces. The city was burned in 330 BC by ALAEXANDER THE GREAT. BEST DISPLAYABLE 1933 newpaper with detailed FRONT-PAGE article on the discovery of the palaces of XERXES and DARIUS I at PERCEPOLIS, once part of the formidable Achaemenid Empire! Also has first photos of the discovery. One of the most important ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES of the 20th century!! After invading Persia, Alexander the Great sent the main force of his army to Persepolis in the year 330 BC by the Royal Road. Alexander stormed the Persian Gates (in the modern Zagros Mountains), then quickly captured Persepolis before its treasury could be looted. After several months Alexander allowed his troops to loot Persepolis. It is believed that the fire that destroyed Persepolis started from Hadish Palace, which was the living quarters of Xerxes and spread to the rest of the city. It is not clear if it was an accident or a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Persian invasion of Greece. Many historians argue that while Alexander's army celebrated with a symposium they decided to take revenge against Persians. In that case it would be a combination of the two. The Book of Arda Wiraz, a Zoroastrian work composed in the 3rd or 4th century CE, also describes archives containing "all the Avesta and Zend, written upon prepared cow-skins, and with gold ink" that were destroyed. Indeed in his The chronology of ancient nations, the native Iranian writer Al-Biruni indicates unavailability of certain native Iranian historiographical sources in post-Achaemenid era especially during Arsacid Empire (Parthians) and adds, "And more than that. He (Alexander) burned the whole Persepolis as revenge to the Persians because it seems around 150 years ago the Persian King Xerxes had burnt the Greek City of Athens. People say that even at the present time the traces of fire are visible in some places." The fall of Persepolis paradoxically contributed to the preservation of the Achaemenid administrative archives that might have been lost due to passage of time and natural and man-made causes. According to archaeological evidence, the partial burning of Persepolis did not affect the Persepolis Fortification Archive tablets, but may have caused the eventual collapse of the upper part of the northern Fortification wall that preserved the tablets until their recovery by the Oriental Institute's archaeologists Very good condition. This listing includes the complete entire original newspaper, NOT just a clipping or a page of it. STEPHEN A. GOLDMAN HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS stands behind all of the items that we sell with a no questions asked, money back guarantee. Every item we sell is an original newspaper printed on the date indicated at the beginning of its description. 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