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Old Mar 21, 2007, 1:51 PM   #1
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http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/pc/mypics/842948/display/7050629

The magnificent palace complex at Persepolis (Takhte Jamshid)
was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C. the wealth of the Persian empire was evident in all aspects of its construction. The splendor of Persepolis, however, was short-lived; the palaces were looted and burned by Alexander the Great in 331-330 B.C.
The magnificent ruins of Persepolis lie at the foot of Kouh-e Rahmat, or "Mountain of Mercy," in the plain of Marv Dasht about 850 kilometers south of the present capital city of Tehran and about 50 kilometers north of Shiraz.
The exact date of the founding of Persepolis is not known. It is assumed that Darius I began work on the platform and its structures between 518 and 516 B.C., visualizing Persepolis as a show place and the seat of his vast Achaemenian Empire. He proudly proclaimed his achievement; there is an excavated foundation inscription that reads, "And Ahuramazda was of such a mind, together with all the other gods, that this fortress (should) be built. And (so) I built it. And I built it secure and beautiful and adequate, just as I was intending to."
. . , and THEN

after so many years passed, in our modern history few countries mainly Western Countries plundered these priceless Historical Treasures and put them in their museums or sold to rich collectors!!!!???

http://www.iran-heritage.org/interestgroups/bitterstory.htm
http://www.cais-soas.com/CAIS/Culture/plundering_culture.htm
http://cpprot.te.verweg.com/2005-December/002104.html
http://www.iran-heritage.org/aboutus/locations.htm
http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-16/0511294962171507.htm
http://www.cais-soas.com/News/2005/june2005/01-06.htm
http://www.iranian.com/ala.html
http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/printer_6590.shtml

As you would see in my image, that gentleman showed the line of cut done by a saw that made by few traitors.

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Mark Twain once remarked that there wasn't a square inch of earth that was in the possession of its true owner.

Unfortunately, that often applies to antiquities, too. I share your sense of outrage.

It remains a serious problem in Latin America,often due toinsufficient resources to deter looters and smugglers. Regrettably, these riches often disappear into private collections in other nations. And the world loses a great deal in the process.

More international cooperation is needed.






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Old Mar 21, 2007, 5:12 PM   #3
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I still remember the picture in which thedirector of Baghdad Museum wassitting among the priceless artifactsturned into rubble, holding his headbetween his hands!

Well, they often ask if one can draw the picture of happiness... Now, I wonder ifgrief could be depicted any better?
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Yes,

Let us hope the american military-industrial-congressional complex, excluding the majority of the american people, won´t try air attacks on Iran. They have destroyed enough, indiscriminately, in Iraq and in many other places

Dostet daram, Iran

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Old Mar 22, 2007, 9:33 PM   #6
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Oh,

Well, photography is not an isolated, purely esthetical phenomenon. The camera might be a more civilized tool for peace than nuclear wepons, rockets and cluster bombs. If the american troops, today´s only remaining super power, are allowed to indiscriminately destroy cultural heritage around the world, there will be less to photograph

This is just a point of view from TRTW (the rest of the world; 96 % of the planet´s population)

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JimC wrote:
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Please do not discuss politics in the forums here.

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I agree with the moderator on this one, there are lots of other political

forums to express your opinions politically and to try to persuade others

to your point of view on world concerns.


I come into Steve's forums to get away from news media and politics

and the one eyed monster (TV). If I thought that these forums were going

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There are other venues if you want to discuss politics.

We'd like for the forums here to be a place for photographers to gather and ahare information about photography without any hard feelings because of differing political viewpoints.

I've seen too many cases where differing opinions led to anger and hard feelings between forum members. There is enough of that around already elsewhere. We don't want it here.

I'd like to believe that a photography forum can help to bridge the gaps between differing cultures, giving people a common interest to share and have fun with.

Bottom line... we're not going to allow a discussion to continue where political viewpoints are being expressed or debated.

If you want to discuss politics, find a political forum.

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This thread is now closed.


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That also goes for postling links to sites promoting a pollitcal viewpoint, as in some of the links I see in this thread. This is not the place for it.

Stick to photography.

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