Magic Lantern Slide: Caravanserai, Bisitun [Behistun] (slide)


This photograph by Alfred Rowden was taken on part of the silk road though Iran. It shows the ancient ruins of a ‘caravanserai’, which was a place for traders to rest whilst on the journey. Rowden calls this site Bisitun but it is more commonly known as Behistun, and is now a World Heritage Site. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. He photographed scenes like this to record his experiences.


handwritten 'M 790 Bisitun C.' on top edge
handwritten 'Caravanserai. Bisitun. / A.O. Rowden / Pag. Trans. M/790 H.Q.Br' on masking strips

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