Reza Shah Pahlavi in Persepolis (Takhte Jamshid)
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Archaeological excavations in Persepolis Pool ruins and prehistoric hills of Marvdasht
The interest and enthusiasm shown by Reza Shah in maintaining and restoring the commemoration of national heroes and celebrities.
especially in Persepolis since the time of His Majesty’s ministers.
Be explored and maintained as desired and properly.
… Supervision of excavations until 2494 (1314) with the late Professor Ernst Herzfeld was an archaeologist.
Demonstration was led by Dr. Eric Schmidt.
Technical inspectors and experts from the General Directorate of Archeology of Iran.
Reza Shah Kabir, during the nine years that the American excavation team was exploring Persepolis, twice observed the progress of the excavation work and the repairs and maintenance of the artifacts.
Once in the year 2491 (1311) and the second time in the spring of 2496 (1316).
Regarding the visit of Aban in November 2491 and the effect that excavations and newly excavated objects have had on Reza Shah Pahlavi.
When Reza Shah Kabir was going up the stairs of Persepolis mansion and saw the beautiful carvings that had come out of the ground by Herzfeld, the statue of the armies of Darius and Xerxes attracted the attention of His Majesty and said:
“Carving on the beauty stone is still difficult today.
Xerxes says: that Darius had other sons ٬ but because it was the will of Ahura Mazda ٬ Darius made me the crown prince after him when my father Darius came down from the throne (died) by the grace of Ahura Mazda I became king on my father’s throne. After becoming king, I also did great things.
What my father had done, I completed with my other work, what my father did and what I did, we did it all in the shadow of the mercy of Ahura Mazda.
“Xerxes says, ‘Ahura Mazda, support me and my country, support and preserve what my father and I have done.’
When the translation of the cuneiform inscriptions was read to Reza Shah Kabir, they were immersed in the sea of astonishment, and after its completion.