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Capital Column Capital in the form  of a  Man Bull Achaemenid period,reign  of Xerxes (486-465) Excaveted at Persepolis (Iran) in a  building  called Tripylon,these  capital originally supported  the roof  beams of  the  hall,wich  rested  on  the backs of the man-bulls. The man-bull has the limbs,body and ears of a bull,the  feathers of a bird on  his haunches and the face and beard of a man.He wears large,dangling earrings and a tall crown decorated with three pairs of horns .

Capital Column Capital in the form of a Man Bull Achaemenid period,reign of Xerxes (486-465) Excaveted at Persepolis (Iran) in a building called Tripylon,these capital originally supported the roof beams of the hall,wich rested on the backs of the man-bulls. The man-bull has the limbs,body and ears of a bull,the feathers of a bird on his haunches and the face and beard of a man.He wears large,dangling earrings and a tall crown decorated with three pairs of horns .

Achaemenid, Gold Plaque Showing Priest (Oxus Treasure), c. 5th–4th century BC, gold, British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum

Achaemenid, Gold Plaque Showing Priest (Oxus Treasure), c. 5th–4th century BC, gold, British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum

The inscription on the tomb of Darius (521–486 BCE) at Naqsh-i-Rustam near Persepolis records GADARA (Gandara) along with HINDUSH in the list of satrapies.

The inscription on the tomb of Darius (521–486 BCE) at Naqsh-i-Rustam near Persepolis records GADARA (Gandara) along with HINDUSH in the list of satrapies.

Vessel with a handle in the form of a Ram, 8th-7th century BCE, Iran, ceramic and paint

Vessel with a handle in the form of a Ram, 8th-7th century BCE, Iran, ceramic and paint