Achaemenids (Persepolis) - Relief of the Persian king Xerxes BC) in the doorway of his palace at Persepolis, modern-day Iran. The bearers of the parasol and the towel-and flywhisk symbolize the royalty and power of the monarch.
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
This is the Bas-relief of the King Darius the great (Xerxes father)fighting the evil creature, copied from the bas-reliefs of Persepolis.With the head and body of a lion, a bull's horn, neck, wings nad legs of an eagle and the tail of a scorpion.
A Porta de Ishtar ou Lions Gate da antiga Babilônia, um dos artefatos antigos mais bem preservados do mundo. / The Ishtar Gate or Lions Gate of Ancient Babylon, one of the best preserved ancient artifacts in the world.
ARCHITECTURE: Aerial view of the ruins at Persepolis. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.