National Geographic : 1921 Mar
Photograph from Boston Photo News Co. THE RUINS OF THE ANCIENT CITY OF CTESIPHON, NEAR BAGDAD (SEE PAGE 291) In the center of the picture is the august throne hall, the most splendid example of Sassanianarchitecture inexistence. Through thehigh arched entrance may be seen the throne on which mighty kings once sat. Nestling at the base of thetowering ruin isanative village. This photo graph was taken from an elevation of 2,000 feet.