07 November 2003
Vol 302, Issue 5647

About The Cover

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COVER A stone frieze from Persepolis, built in the 5th century B.C.E. as a ceremonial center for the expanding Persian empire and destroyed by Alexander in 330 B.C.E. Artisans incorporated Greek, Egyptian, Lydian, and Persian building traditions into a unique international style. See page 970. [Photo: Shahrokh Razmjou, Iran Bastan Museum]