Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis) Things to Do

  • The Eastern Stairway, with shelter
    The Eastern Stairway, with shelter
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  • Tributes at the Northern Stairway
    Tributes at the Northern Stairway
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  • Assyrians bringing tribute
    Assyrians bringing tribute
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    Xerxes' Gateway

    by MalenaN Written Apr 17, 2007

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    Xerxes' Gateway, Persepolis
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    The first structure you will come to after walking up the Grand Stairway to Persepolis is Xerxes’ Gateway (also called the Gate of All Nations).
    By the doorway are two 6 metre high limestone bulls with the heads of bearded men. On the other side (the east side) there is another pair of bulls, with wings. Above the bulls are cuneiform inscriptions in three languages; Persian, Babylonian and Elamite, saying what a great king Xerxes was. The gateway had a square form with four inner columns, 12 metre high, and with three passages.

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    Throne Hall

    by iwys Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    Xerxes on his Throne

    The picture shows Xerxes on his throne,
    atop one of the eight stone doorways to the Throne Hall.

    Work on the Throne Hall was started by Xerxes and completed by his son, Artaxerxes.
    It was used as a reception hall where foreign dignitaries paid their tribute to Xerxes and Artaxerxes. This was usually in the form of gold, ivory, precious stones etc. It also served as a treasury for these gifts. Of course, these fabulous treasures were all looted by Alexander the Great.

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    Persepolis

    by thelittlevoice Updated Dec 22, 2006

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    Persepolis (Old Persian: 'Pars', New Persian: تخت جمشید, 'Takht-e Jamshid') was an ancient ceremonial capital of the second Iranian dynasty, the Achaemenid Empire, situated some 70 km northeast of modern city of Shiraz, not far from where the small river Pulwar flows into the Kur (Kyrus). To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Parsa, meaning the city of Persians, Persepolis being the Greek interpretation of the name (Περσες (meaning Persian)+ πόλις (meaning city)). In contemporary Iran the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid).

    The largest and most complex building in Persepolis was the audience hall, or Apadana with 36 columns, accessible by two large sets of stairs.

    Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C.

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    I paid 5000 Rials for the tickets. (Dec 2006)

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    Persian and Medean Guards

    by iwys Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    Darius's army consisted of both Persian and Medean soldiers. The ones with the vertically striped hats and long robes are Persians; the ones wearing the rounded hats are the Medeans.

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    Old Persian Cunieform Inscription

    by iwys Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    Old Persian Cunieform

    This cumieform inscription states that this is the entrance to Darius's private family quarters.

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