US Takes 3D Shots of Iran Inscriptions

TEHRAN: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has started taking three-dimensional pictures of Iran’s Achaemenid inscriptions.

The pictures will enable people to read the various inscriptions should they be damaged in the future, press tv quoted Abdolmajid Arfaei, a prominent Iranian linguist and inscriptions expert, as saying.

There are thousands of inscriptions 5000 of which will be photographed as they have already been read, leaving over 10,000 to be photographed at a later time, Arfaei added.

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago preserves thousands of inscriptions belonging to Iran’s Persepolis. They contain valuable information about life during the Achaemenid dynasty.

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