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Persepolis or Takhte Jamshid
Persepolis or Takhte Jamshid

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 30 Seconds or More (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Pentax Optio 550
Date: Jun 16, 2006
Galleries: Photojournalism, History
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2006

"Persepolis" or "Takhte Jamshid"
The magnificent palace complex at Persepolis was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C., although more than a century passed before it was finally completed. Conceived to be the seat of government for the Achaemenian kings and a center for receptions and ceremonial festivities, 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 ruins were not excavated until the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago sponsored an archaeological expedition to Persepolis and its environs under the supervision of Professor Ernst Herzfeld from 1931 to 1934, and Erich F. Schmidt from 1934 to 1939.
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!!!!???


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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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2006 11:20:06 PM
how is this a 30 sec exposure?
06/23/2006 01:04:13 PM
not a paticulary interesting photo to me. If you got him to stand like that for 30 secs then kudos.
06/23/2006 07:45:51 AM
this is possibly one of the stranger submissions this week... given that it seems to be taken in sunlight in a desert, the technical skill involved in getting a good quality snap with a 30 second exposure must be commended. the colours are very nice. not too sure about what is going on though - it feels like something from an academic text book, or a holiday snap from a security guard. i like it in that i'm perplexed as to what to make of it. the grooves in the columns are interesting, and i do wonder if there is a story behind that. but generally, i get the unfortunate impression that you accidentally submitted the wrong photo. gave it a 4.
06/23/2006 02:14:06 AM
i don't see how this shot could be exposed for 30 seconds or more, or even if it is, i don't see the need to do so.
06/22/2006 04:23:54 PM
Is this really a 30 second exposure? Those are really hard to do in bright sun, if so good job. But, perhaps it was entered into the wrong competition.
06/22/2006 10:44:47 AM
what the f**k ????
06/22/2006 10:39:30 AM
I'm assuming this was in early morning or late evening? What did the long exposure do?
06/22/2006 12:02:15 AM
30 seconds?
06/21/2006 06:16:00 PM
If this really was a 30 second or more exposure, please teach me how it was done.
06/21/2006 06:08:21 PM
I find it hard to believe this is a 30 sec exposure. You must have had a real dark filter.
06/21/2006 03:56:59 PM
What did you use the long exposure for?
06/21/2006 02:28:53 PM
dont belive this is 30 seconds
06/21/2006 01:16:34 PM
That's definitely not 30 seconds. Is it kombizz. Next time, try to follow the challenge description.
06/21/2006 11:13:02 AM
Did you submit to the wrong challenge? 30 Seconds?

nice composition on the pillars otherwise... skipped the voting.
06/21/2006 05:16:29 AM
Not a bad image, but there just doesn't seem to be a whole lot of point to this being 30sec or more. It just looks like daylight.
06/21/2006 04:09:43 AM
Meets Challenge:2
Total Score:5

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