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Flames Over Persepolis: Turning Point in History

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“The most complete archaeological survey of the lands eastward of Iran that felt Alexander's sword. This book is an excellent example, not only of unity of scholarship, simplicity & accuracy, but of well-chosen illustrations & text.”–-Library Journal
Profusely illustrated with 16 color & 93 B&W illustrations.
Hardcover, lst, 180 pages
Published 1968 by Reynal & Company, Inc. (NY)
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Jul 07, 2010 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Alexander the Great fans
Recommended to Erik by: Jim DeVoto
Shelves: history
This is basically a popular picture-book by a noted archaeologist about the Persian Empire and Alexander of Macedon's conquest of it focusing on Persepolis, destroyed during its Greek occupation either by accident or by design.
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Brigadier Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler CH, CIE, MC, FBA, FSA, was one of the best-known British archaeologists of the twentieth century.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was educated at Bradford Grammar School and the University of London where he achieved an MA degree in 1912. In 1913 he won the studentship for archaeology established jointly by the University of London and the Society of Antiqua
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