Fotó: The spectacular photograph is of the palatial ruins of one of the Achaemenid royals, Artaxerxes I (اردشیر یکم), the third son of Xerxes the Great. Please click on the image so that the photo will be expanded for scope and clarity. Attribution: Masoud Khalife #History #Classics #Archaeology
Achaemenids (Persepolis) - computer 3D reconstruction of Persepolis, Tachara, South Façade, View from the Paradaesa,
Sasanian (Palace at Bishapur) - Site plan of temple and Palace at Bishapur, 260 AD, Iran
Parthians (Dura-Europos) - Mithraeum at Dura-Europos (Syria near the border of Iraq), 168-171 AD.
Sasanian (Palace at Firuzabad) - Central room, from the gallery,Ardashir I's Palace at Firuzabad, 3rd century AD
Sassanian (Palace at Sarvistan) - interior of the main dome, Palace at Sarvistan, 420-438 AD, by Bahram V, Iran. Squinches were used to support the round domes, in addition to the use of columns as supports for the vaulting in the side rooms.
Parthians (247 BC-224 AD) - Site Plan of the Temple of Anahita at Kangavar (100 BC, perhaps), in Kermanshah Province, Iran.
Sassanian (Palace at Sarvistan) - interior detail, Palace at Sarvistan, 420-438 AD, by Bahram V, Iran.
Anahita Temple , Iran , kangavar
Achaemenids (Persepolis) - Plan of Persepolis, begun 517 BC. Darius the Great found the new capital of Persia at Persepolis, in 518 BC, and the construction of Persepolis begun by him around 517 BC.