The great American plunder of Persia's antiquities, 1925-1941

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University Press of America, 2003 - Art - 275 pages
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Using recently declassified State Department records, Mohammad Gholi Majd describes the manner in which the U.S. government guided and assisted American museums in acquiring vast quantities of Persian antiquities and archaeological finds. In the evolution of American-Persian relations, the importance of the antiquities story has remained unrecognized.

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Contents

Arthur Upham Pope and Persian Artifacts
29
The Opening of Persia to Foreign
55
The Rush to Persia by American Museums
89
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Mohammad Gholi Majd is the author of articles published in the Journal of Peasant Studies, Middle East Journal, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Middle Eastern Studies, and Land Use Policy, among others. He has taught courses in Middle East economics and economic development, most recently in the department of economics and at the Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania.