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Title: The Monumental Gate at Tol-e Ajori, Persepolis (Fars)
Subtitle: New Archaeological Data
Author(s): ASKARI CHAVERDI, Alireza , CALLIERI, Pierfrancesco , MATIN, Emad
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 52    Date: 2017   
Pages: 205-258
DOI: 10.2143/IA.52.0.3269019

Abstract :
Thanks to new evidence brought to light in 2015 at Tol-e Ajori, Persepolis (Fars), further information has been acquired on two fundamental architectural aspects, the technique of construction on one hand, and the plan of the inner room on the other. A third important objective, the topographic context of the Gate, has also benefited from new information, which is however insufficient to complete the picture. Finally, interpretation of the destruction phase of the Gate has also been further advanced. Progress in the study of the glazed bricks decoration, particularly thanks to a preserved stretch of wall with in situ glazed decoration, has also been considerable, and little by little we are gaining a fuller understanding of the technique and iconography of this unique find of relief glazed bricks in Fars.

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