aradeia: “Fragment from an Achaemenid relief depicting a member of Darius or Xerxes’s royal guard, dating to 500 BCE. Found in Iran and currently located in the Hermitage Museum. ”

Relief fragment: Persian soldier from Darius or Xerxes’ royal guard Iran. 500 BC Limestone, x cm Candidate for a mold, rope for beard.

Emperor Darius the Great (Darius I) with his mighty Queen, Atusa Shahbanu Atusa Shahbanu was the Queen of the Persian Empire, wife of the mighty Persian Achaemenid King Darius the Great, daughter of Cyrus . 522-486 B.C.

Emperor Darius the Great (Darius I) with his mighty Queen, Atusa Shahbanu Atusa Shahbanu was the Queen of the Persian Empire, wife of the mighty Persian Achaemenid King Darius the Great, daughter of Cyrus . -- Located in the Museum of Me

Persian Art - The griffin appears in a lot of Persian art. The griffins symbolize the domination of earth and sky.

Persian Art - The griffin appears in a lot of Persian art. The griffins symbolize the domination of earth and sky.

Gold drinking vessel, Persia; 5th century B.C.

myancientworld: “ Achaemenid golden bowl with lion imagery. The Achaemenid Empire, also known as the First Persian Empire, was founded by Cyrus the Great in who overthrew the Median.

Persian soldiers are ridden down by Alexander the Great during the Battle of the Issus.  A detail from the truly incredible Alexander Sarcophagus from rhe Royal Necropolid of Sidon

Persian soldiers are ridden down by Alexander the Great during the Battle of the Issus. A detail from the truly incredible Alexander Sarcophagus from rhe Royal Necropolid of Sidon/ Istanbul Archaeology Museum

بشقاب عهد ساسانیان  Silver gilded plate with a Sassanid Prince  Miho Museum,Japan

Large Plate with a Prince Holding a Mare Provenance Iran Period Persia, Sasanian period Century Materials Parcel gilded Silver Dimensions

IMAGES OF ANCIENT IRAN: SASANIAN DYNASTY (224-651 CE)

Horse Head of Gilded Silver -- Century CE -- Iran, Sassanid Period -- Discovered in Kerman, Iran. Photo Credit: Jastrow -- Belonging to The Louvre.

Relief: two servants bearing food and drink, ca. 358–338 B.C. Iran, Persepolis. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1934 (34.158) | Representations of hundreds of alternating Persian and Median servants bringing food and drink for a royal feast such as in this relief are on the walls of several palace stairways at Persepolis.

Relief: two servants bearing food and drink Period: Achaemenid Date: ca. Geography: Iran, Persepolis Culture: Achaemenid Medium: Limestone Dimensions: H.

Xerses, Persian King.

Xerxes I - son of Darius, Emperor of the Persian Empire. He launches the Greco-Persian War in 480 BCE in an attempt to conquer the Greek city-states. Despite leading an army of some men he is unable to defeat the small armies of the Greeks.

sculpture of Palmyran woman [Credit: © Judith Weingarten]

Palmyra: Palmyra, ancient city in south-central Syria, 130 miles km) northeast of Damascus. The name Palmyra, meaning “city of palm trees,” was conferred upon the city by its

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