On the great central relief of the North Staircase at Persepolis, which was presented front and center to visitors approaching the palace for an audience, a weapon bearer stands in the background with the royal axe and bow. 400 more words
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The article by Pravda is overblown and Dr Alf is right to be skeptical.
The UK’s Tri Forces stand at 83,000 men and woman and the Army is facing recruiting difficulties, the Navy is a cipher of its former self, with aircraft carriers without aircraft, no coastal protection vessel and no maritime coastal protection vessels patrolling our coasts. 189 more words
Those of you who share my interest in Achaemenid studies will have noticed changes to the very important Achemenet website, partially good (it now works without Adobe Flash player) and partially bad (old links to the transcriptions of Achaemenid tablets by Francis Joannès, Caroline Waerzeggers, and other scholars have been broken and PDFs replaced with HTML, so that a citation in one of my forthcoming publications is already obsolete). 611 more words