This blog shares research stories about the Achaemenid ruins of Persepolis or Takht-i Jamshid in Iran. Many will come from my longterm project to trace and recontextualise architectural fragments from the site. This work has been supported (2009-2017) by the Soudavar Memorial Foundation, with additional assistance from the Iran Heritage Foundation, the University of London Central Research Fund and the Arts and Humanities Research Fund at King's College London | Lindsay Allen | email lindsay dot allen at kcl.ac.uk |
Bio: lecturer in ancient history at King's College London. Working on ancient Iran, Persepolis and history of collecting & scholarship re: both.