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Achaemenid Museum Opens in Persepolis


23 May 2002


TEHRAN- The minister of culture and Islamic guidance attended the opening ceremony of the Achaemenid Museum in the Persepolis Complex on May 17.

Daggers, stone dishes, golden furniture, gold and zinc door decorations, and gold and silver coins from the Achaemenid era are displayed in this museum.


The most prominent objects displayed at the museum are two plaques called Simin and Zarin which were discovered in 1913 in the Persepolis Complex and which had been kept at the Tehran National Museum Several statments of Dariush are inscribed on the plaques in ancient Persian cuneiform, Babylonian and Assyrian.


Both of the plaques were placed in the central hall of the Apadana Palace during the dedication of Estakhr City and the Persepolis building.


The minister of culture and Islamic guidance also became acquainted with the project to develop the Persepolis Complex while he was visiting the museum.



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