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This documentary film is about the adventures of the Achaemenid tablet fragments, which reveal the economic, social and religious history of the Achaemenid Empire in the fifth century BC. The tablets were discovered during the excavation of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire. About 90 years ago, archaeologists from the University of Chicago came to Iran to repair and study the inscriptions on some of these tablets. By mutual agreement, the tablets were loaned to the University to be studied and read. Over the years, scholars there succeeded in gathering data on the Persian Empire from parts of the inscriptions and other Persian sources, but after all these years, the tablets have not yet been returned home!


Length: 40 mins.

Country: Iran

Language: Persian with English Subtitles

Director: Orod Attarpour

Producer(s): Orod Attarpour