This is an inscription table of almost 2500 years ago, belonging to the Achaemenian period of the Persia Empire. The table is well preserved and well displayed. Old Persian is the oldest attested Persid language. It is classified in the group of Western Iranian languages, subgroup of Indo-Iranian languages (and thus the Indo-European languages).This language was used in the inscriptions of the Achaemenid kings. Old Persian texts (including inscriptions, tablets and seals) have been found in Iran, Turkey and Egypt. It evolved into the Middle Persian language (Pahlavi) of Sassanid Iran, and eventually into the modern Persian language.
Old Persian was written from left to right in a kind of Cuneiform script. Old Persian cuneiform contains 36 signs which represent consonants, vowels, or sequences of single consonants plus vowels, a set of three numbers (1, 10, 100), one word divider, and eight ideograms. It is essentially alphabetic in nature.
The Old Persian script was invented by about 525 BC to provide monument inscriptions for the Achaemenid king Darius I.
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Andre-H (1271) 2006-06-19 5:09
I like the perspective on this one, and the narrow depth of focus works well in this case. The dark area in the bottom-left of the frame is a little distracting, but not terribly so. I found your note on the history of writing to be interesting and informative. Thanks for that.
silycat (611) 2006-06-19 5:15
Great view, interesting perspective, it adds a lot of mystery to the photo, it really looks ancient and special somehow,very good use of blur effects well done!
marianita (3455) 2006-06-19 5:31
gerat historical photo. informative note.nice angle chosen. makes you wonder what it says
Jribeirosantos (1916) 2006-06-19 6:05
The more I see yor gallery , more fascinated I become... I'd love to be there ...
Great shot .. great note :)
Yffic (6106) 2006-06-19 8:39
Très bonne gestion de la profondeur de champ sur cette photo.
Les tonalités sont très douces.
anew (582) 2006-06-19 8:46
This is a wonderful pov. I love the way it burs into nothingness like that. Nice description also. Great job Ali.
jyraya (397) 2006-06-19 9:38
Great perspective. I love how the words fade away into a blurry background.
Excellent use of shadows as well.
mammad (3562) 2006-06-19 11:25
This one is really great ,maybe your best.The pov is excellent and your notes are always informative .
Tfs Ghorbanat Mammad.
asanak (1972) 2006-06-19 12:51
great job my friend !!!Beautiful photo.
I like it very much.
the perspective on this one is great.
great note too.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-06-20 6:01
Hi Ali. Love the composition, the converging lines draw the eye into the image and the shallow depth of field give the image depth. Well done.
TFS. Cheers, Paul.
Schultzy (5446) 2006-06-24 3:55
Great interesting subject, very good choice !
Original and efficient composition, well done !
Xalkida (11744) 2006-07-04 6:48
Very nice and interesting shot of this old table. Nice focus, great lighting. Excellent and very informative note too.
- Copyright: Ali Akbar Abdolrashidi (abdolrashidi) (1651)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-01
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Sony Cybershot p200
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Persian Culture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-19 4:57
- Favorites: 1 [view]