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Chicago's Oriental Institute to Produce 3D of Achaemenid Inscription-Tablets

 

13 April 2008

 

 

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Tablets when discovered in 1930s

 

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LONDON, (CAIS) -- The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has started collecting three-dimensional records of  Achaemenid inscriptions, reported Persian service of Fars News agency on Saturday.

The images will enable researchers to study the various inscriptions should they be lost or damaged in the future, said Dr Abdolmajid Arfaee, a prominent Iranian linguist and inscriptions expert.

There are thousands of inscriptions 5,000 of which have already been photographed, leaving over 10,000 to be photographed at a later time, Arfaee added.

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago holds on loan thousands of Achaemenid tablets belonging to Iran. They contain valuable information about the administrative, economic and political situation of Iran during the reign of the Achaemenid dynasty (550-330 BCE).

 

They belonged to administrative records kept by agencies of the Achaemenid imperial government during the reigns of Darius the Great, his son Xerxes and Artaxerxes I.

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