National Geographic : 1933 Oct
THESE PALACE STAIRWAYS HINT AT THE POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE OF THEPERSEPOLIS COURT This is a newly found approach to a royal reception room (see K on diagram, page 385). Many of the crenelations and most ofthe top row of sculptured stone blocks were lying at the bottom of this trench when the discovery was made. They had fallen in an earthquake which caused the larger number ofthe columns totumble many centuries ago. By means of the large metal tripod seen in the left background the Expedition raised the fallen relief blocksand put many back inplace (see text, page 389, and illustration, page 416).