Picture of the Month

August 2014

Daric Gold Coin The Daric Gold Coin was in circulation during the Persian Empire period, named in Darius I. On the obverse, Darius I’s figure...
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July 2014

Flyswatter of the Achaemenian Period This flyswatter, from the Persian Empire, is more than 2300 years old. This bronze-handled flyswatter was discovered at the site...
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June 2014

Makeup tools, perfume bottles, and necklaces dating back to 1500 BC The makeup tools, dating back to 1500 BC, include mirrors with handles, small spoons,...
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May 2014

The statue and silver plate of Artaxerxes I Artaxerxes I was the fifth king of the kings of Persia. He was the son of Xerxes...
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April 2014

Capital of a column from the Apadana (audience hall) of the Palace of Darius I This colossal capital from one of the thirty-six monumental columns...
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March 2014

Foundation charter of the Palace of Darius I, in Old Persian This tablet inscribed in Old Persian is one of the first texts drawn up...
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January 2014

Grain Scoop This pottery grain scoop, dated back to the 8th century BC, was found during the excavation of the ancient town Lachish in Israel. ...
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