National Geographic : 1928 Sep
U' Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams HORSE-DRAWN CHARIOTS OF THE PERSIAN KINGS ONCE ROLLED WHERE TOURIST AUTOS NOW PARK ABOUT RUINED CTESIPHON Thirteen hundred years ago and more, this astounding structure, known then as the White Palace ofKing Khosrau (Chosroes), was built on the plains of old Babylonia, near Baghdad. Known now as the Arch of Ctesiphon, this slowly falling ruin isone ofthe wonders ofthe architectural world. Some sections have crumbled in the past 20 years. The vaulted hall was the audience room.