Exploring Iran by Ayse Gursan-Salzmann
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Exploring Iran
By Ayse Gursan-Salzmann

Exploring Iran

The Photography of Erich F. Schmidt, 1930-1940

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Exploring Iran by Ayse Gursan-Salzmann

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The Penn Museum's first archaeological expedition to Iran took place in 1931, when Erich F. Schmidt excavated the Bronze Age site of Tepe Hissar near the town of Damghan and the monumental buildings of the pre-Islamic Sasanian Palace. In this part of his adventurous and courageous life Schmidt, then a young German WWI veteran who had received his Ph.D. degree under Franz Boas at Columbia University, documented the project with nearly 2,600 culturally significant photos-many under far from ideal conditions-of desert and mountain tribes, the sites, government administrators, and a full panoply of the people he encountered from Fara (Iraq), Damghan, Tepe Hissar, Persepolis, including aerial reconnaissance. Gursan-Salzmann has selected 64 memorable and instructive prints from the Museum's archives for the book's interior and has assembled dozens more from the Schmidt Collection, Chicago's Oriental Institute, and from family members for an accompanying CD-ROM. She helps readers interpret the cultural and physical landscapes of the Iran and Iraq of nearly 75 years ago as their ethnographic and historical treasures came to light. Content of the book's CD-ROM may be found online at this location: http://core.tdar.org/project/376583.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781931707961
ISBN-10: 1931707960
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 13mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Ayse Gursan-Salzmann

Ayse Gursan-Salzmann, a graduate of Robert College (Istanbul) and Ball State University, earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a research associate at the Penn Museum.

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