National Geographic : 1939 Sep
328 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph from Baroness Ravensdale DONKEYS LEAD THE WAY TO A BAS-RELIEF PORTRAYAL OF PERSIA'S PAST The carving, one of several depicting notable events in the days of the Sassanian kings, is cut from a stone cliff at Naksh-i-Rustum. Local inhabitants gave the place its name, which means "Pictures of Rustum." They mistakenly connected the carvings with exploits of their legendary hero, Rustum, immortalized in Matthew Arnold's stirring poem, Sohrab and Rusturnm. Photograph by Pasi from Three Lions DENTISTS PUT TEETH INTO THEIR ADVERTISING IN IRAN A recent decree permits the use of only Persian characters in lettering public signs. As a result, pictures often appear with the lettering, so foreigners may recognize the type of business.