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Artifacts are displayed in the Basel, Switzerland Antiquities
Museum. The show "7,000 years of Persian Art" comprises chiefly
loans from the Iranian National Museum in Tehran.

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Persian art highlights shown in West for first time since Islamic revolution

He was the "king of this world." The inscription on a polished rock, referring to this title in the ancient wedge-shaped cuneiform writing system, recalls that almost 2,500 years ago Persia was the world's first superpower.

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