Iran Politics Club: Iran Historical Maps 2: Achaemenid Persian Empire

Iran Politics Club: Iran Historical Maps 2: Achaemenid Persian Empire

Each half of this box resembles a phiale, a type of lobed bowl from Achaemenid Persia (550–330 B.C.) that was common in western Asia during the Hellenistic period (323–31 B.C.), a time of frequent exchange between the Parthians and the Greeks

Each half of this box resembles a phiale, a type of lobed bowl from Achaemenid Persia (550–330 B.C.) that was common in western Asia during the Hellenistic period (323–31 B.C.), a time of frequent exchange between the Parthians and the Greeks

Ahura Mazda. the Iranian sky god, the Wise Lord or Lord Wisdom, and god of order, depicted as a bearded man on a winged disk, was the principal god of the ancient Zoroastrians. He was one of the Indo-Iranian spiritual lords who also included Mithra and Varuna. Achaemenid Persians worshiped him as Ahuramazda, giver of kingship. Later dynasties worshiped him as a perfect and omniscient spirit. He came to be depicted in human form.

Ahura Mazda. the Iranian sky god, the Wise Lord or Lord Wisdom, and god of order, depicted as a bearded man on a winged disk, was the principal god of the ancient Zoroastrians. He was one of the Indo-Iranian spiritual lords who also included Mithra and Varuna. Achaemenid Persians worshiped him as Ahuramazda, giver of kingship. Later dynasties worshiped him as a perfect and omniscient spirit. He came to be depicted in human form.

Begun during the rule of Darius the Great (Darius I), and completed some 100 years later, Persepolis was a symbol of the empire serving both as a ceremonial centre and a center for government. It had a special set of gradually progressive stairways named "All Countries" around which carved relief decoration depicted scenes of heroism, hunting, natural themes, and presentation of the gifts to the Achaemenid kings by their subjects during the spring festival, Nowruz.

Begun during the rule of Darius the Great (Darius I), and completed some 100 years later, Persepolis was a symbol of the empire serving both as a ceremonial centre and a center for government. It had a special set of gradually progressive stairways named "All Countries" around which carved relief decoration depicted scenes of heroism, hunting, natural themes, and presentation of the gifts to the Achaemenid kings by their subjects during the spring festival, Nowruz.

The Achaemenid Persian Empire (550–330 B.C.) | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Achaemenid Persian Empire (550–330 B.C.) | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Each half of this box resembles a phiale, a type of lobed bowl from Achaemenid Persia (550–330 B.C.) that was common in western Asia during the Hellenistic period (323–31 B.C.), a time of frequent exchange between the Parthians and the Greeks

Each half of this box resembles a phiale, a type of lobed bowl from Achaemenid Persia (550–330 B.C.) that was common in western Asia during the Hellenistic period (323–31 B.C.), a time of frequent exchange between the Parthians and the Greeks

Frieze of achaemenid archers on glazed bricks  Found at "Apadana palace" of susa,Iran (500B.C)  The delicate art of ancient Iran's architecture

Frieze of achaemenid archers on glazed bricks Found at "Apadana palace" of susa,Iran (500B.C) The delicate art of ancient Iran's architecture

Battle of Issus  The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and the Achaemenid Empire, led by Darius III, in the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia.

Battle of Issus The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and the Achaemenid Empire, led by Darius III, in the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia.

Battle of Issus  The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and the Achaemenid Empire, led by Darius III, in the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia.

Battle of Issus The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and the Achaemenid Empire, led by Darius III, in the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia.

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