Persepolis - Iran * The massive palace complex of Persepolis was the glory of the Persian Empire at its peak. After Alexander the Great sacked the palace in 330 B.C., the ruins disappeared into the sands until archaeologists from the University of Chicago uncovered them in the 1930s.
Persepolis used to be the richest city on Earth, with treasuries full of gold, grandiose palaces and rulers. Xerxes waged his war against Greece here, adding more gold and jewels to the glittering capital of Achaemenid empire.
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.
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Head of a prince, from Persepolis, 5th-4th century BCE (lapis lazuli) Title: Achaemenid, (550-330 BCE) Primary creator: Iranian Nationality: National Museum of Iran, Tehran Location: Giraudon Credit: lapis lazuli Medium: Jewellery Middle and Near Eas