Darius I - better known as Darius the Great of Persia. He is famous for having defeated the Greeks of Ionia during the Ionian revolt and led the Persians during the First Persian War.

Darius I - better known as Darius the Great of Persia. He is famous for having defeated the Greeks of Ionia during the Ionian revolt and led the Persians during the First Persian War.

Persepolis: The magnificent palace complex at Persepolis was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C.

Persepolis: The magnificent palace complex at Persepolis was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C.

ARCHITECTURE: Aerial view of the ruins at Persepolis. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE.

ARCHITECTURE: Aerial view of the ruins at Persepolis. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE.

Royal tomb of King Artaxerxes I., Achaemenid burial site Naqsh-e Rostam, Rustam near the archeological site of Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Persia, Iran, Asia

Royal tomb of King Artaxerxes I., Achaemenid burial site Naqsh-e Rostam, Rustam near the archeological site of Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Persia, Iran, Asia

Armies of Ancient Persia : From the Foundation of the Achaemenid State to the Fall of the Sasanid Empire

Armies of Ancient Persia : From the Foundation of the Achaemenid State to the Fall of the Sasanid Empire

Dagger with Lion-headed Handle and Ibex-headed Hilt  Achaemenid Persian (5th-4th Century B.C.)  Said to be from Hamadan  Gold  L. 41.27 cm, W. 10.47 cm  National Museum of Iran

Extent of Ancient Persia

Dagger with Lion-headed Handle and Ibex-headed Hilt Achaemenid Persian (5th-4th Century B.C.) Said to be from Hamadan Gold L. 41.27 cm, W. 10.47 cm National Museum of Iran

Waldorf ~ 5th grade ~ Ancient Persia ~ Ahura Mazdao ~ chalkboard drawing

Waldorf ~ 5th grade ~ Ancient Persia ~ Ahura Mazdao ~ chalkboard drawing

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