“Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Tachara Palace (Palace of Darius), North Wall of Main Hall, East Jamb of Western Doorway: Detail View of Relief with Design of Lions on Hem of King’s Gown”

1923-1934

glass negative from the Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Freer and Sackler Archives

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Untitled by Aaron Anfinson
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Lion populations have declined drastically in the past 75 years due to habitat loss and poaching. The wild African Lion is predicted to go extinct by 2020 unless political action is taken and organizations that work to protect lions receive sufficient funding. Check out the Ewaso Lions, www.ewasolions.org, for more information.