6th-5th c BCE Iranian Achaemenid Architectural Sculpture PERSIAN Anonymous (559 BCE - 20th c.) Audience Hall of Darius I. Capital in the shape of a Bull. 518 BCE-460 BCE Limestone Carved Achaemenid Persepolis. Iran.
Head of a prince, from Persepolis, 5th-4th century BC (lapis lazuli) Title: Achaemenid, (550-330 BC) Primary creator: Iranian Nationality: National Museum of Iran, Tehran Location: Giraudon Credit: lapis lazuli Medium: Jewellery Middle and Near Eas
Persepolis (Old Persian Pārsa, Takht-e Jamshid or Chehel Minar) was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran