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  • PELLIOT, PAUL

    Samuel Lieu

    (1878-1945), French orientalist who particularly contributed to the study of the languages and  history of the diverse religions and cultures of Central Asia.

  • PEPPER

    Cross-Reference

    See FELFEL.

  • PERICLES

    Ernst Badian

    (ca. 495-429 BCE), Athenian politician and commander in the period after the major victories over the forces of Xerxes I.

  • PERIKHANIAN, ANAHIT

    Arthur Ambartsumian

    (1928-2012), scholar of Iranian studies, specializing in Sasanian jurisprudence, history, and society. 


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  • PĒRŌZ

    Cross-Reference

    Sasanian king (r. 459-84). See FIRUZ.

  • PERROT, JEAN

    Rémy Boucharlat

    (1920-2012), French archeologist and the last director of the Délégation Archéologique Française en Iran (1968-83).

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  • PERSEPOLIS

    A. Shapur Shahbazi

    ruined monuments of the acropolis of the city of Pārsa, the dynastic center of the Achaemenid Persian kings, located in the plain of Marvdašt, some 57 km northeast of Shiraz.

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  • PERSEPOLIS ADMINISTRATIVE ARCHIVES

    Annalisa Azzoni, Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, Mark B. Garrison, Wouter F. M. Henkelman, Charles E. Jones, and Matthew W. Stolper

    two groups of clay tablets, fragments, and sealings produced and stored by administrative agencies based at Persepolis.

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  • PERSEPOLIS ELAMITE TABLETS

    Muhammad Dandamayev

    administrative records in Elamite inscribed on clay tablets. Parts of two archives of such tablets were discovered in Persepolis in 1933-34 and 1936-38.

  • PERSEPOLIS GRAFFITI: FOREIGN VISITORS

    St. John Simpson

    These represent another phase in the transformation of the monuments from living palaces to evocative ruined memorials of the past, alongside the earlier systematic iconoclastic defacement of exposed human faces, the addition of Sasanian and Buyid drawings and inscriptions.

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