Friday, 10 April 2020

The friezes of Persepolis

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BC) and is a World Heritage Site. It is situated 60km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Iran. The friezes from Persepolis are of the highest artistic merit.
After invading Achaemenid Persia in 330 BC, Alexander the Great sent his army to Persepolis by the Royal Road. He stormed the "Persian Gates", a pass through the modern-day Zagros Mountains. Alexander's troops looted Persepolis.