National Geographic : 1933 Oct
EXPLORING THE SECRETS OF PERSEPOLIS 395 FLYING INLAND FROM BUSHIRE, THE AUTHOR'S PARTY CROSSED HIGH, SNOW-CLAD RANGES ON THE WAY TO PERSEPOLIS Three efforts, on three successive days, were made before it was possible to penetrate the cloud mantle and find a safe landing place at Persepolis. Under such weather conditions, the pilot must fly high to be safe from any crash in crossing the rocky ranges which lay across southwest Persia (see text, page 410). WITH A RIPSAW WORKMEN MAKE BOARDS TO REPAIR AN ANCIENT HAREM Walls are made of adobe, in the reconstruction work, since timber is scarce in this part of Persia. The harem of Darius was rebuilt to afford quarters for the staff of the Oriental Institute (see illustration, page 412).