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Coloured glazed terracotta brick panels depicting Achaemenid Persian royal bodyguards or archers. From the reign of Darius 1st and the First Persian or Achaemenid Empire around 510 BC excavated from the Palace of Daius 1st Susa, present day Iran. . The Vo | Photos Gallery

Coloured glazed terracotta brick panels depicting Achaemenid Persian royal bodyguards or archers. From the reign of Darius 1st and the First Persian or Achaemenid Empire around 510 BC excavated from the Palace of Daius 1st Susa, present day Iran. . The Vo | Photos Gallery

Ahura Mazda. the Iranian sky god, the Wise Lord, 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.

Ahura Mazda. the Iranian sky god, the Wise Lord, 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.

Dagger with Lion-headed Handle and Ibex-headed Hilt  Achaemenid Persian (5th-4th Century B.C.)  Said to be from Hamadan  Gold

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

Amitis - Shahbanu Wife of Cyrus the Great http://www.pinterest.com/yaldashab/women-of-persia/

Amitis - Shahbanu Wife of Cyrus the Great http://www.pinterest.com/yaldashab/women-of-persia/

Begun during the rule of Darius the Great (Darius I), and completed some 100 years later, Persepolis was a symbol of the empire serving both as a ceremonial centre and a center for government. It had a special set of gradually progressive stairways named "All Countries" around which carved relief decoration depicted scenes of heroism, hunting, natural themes, and presentation of the gifts to the Achaemenid kings by their subjects during the spring festival, Nowruz.

Begun during the rule of Darius the Great (Darius I), and completed some 100 years later, Persepolis was a symbol of the empire serving both as a ceremonial centre and a center for government. It had a special set of gradually progressive stairways named "All Countries" around which carved relief decoration depicted scenes of heroism, hunting, natural themes, and presentation of the gifts to the Achaemenid kings by their subjects during the spring festival, Nowruz.

Persian Sassanid (200AD to 600AD) in heavy armour, precursor of the European knights of the Middle Ages. All this heritage was swept away after the islamic conquest of Iran. The Sassanids were Zoroastrians like their predecessors' the Achaemenids and the Parthians, who ruled Iran from 500 BC to 600 AD.

Persian Sassanid (200AD to 600AD) in heavy armour, precursor of the European knights of the Middle Ages. All this heritage was swept away after the islamic conquest of Iran. The Sassanids were Zoroastrians like their predecessors' the Achaemenids and the Parthians, who ruled Iran from 500 BC to 600 AD.

Sumerian cuneiform. Cuneiform scriptis one of the earliest known systems of writing,distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus.The original Sumerian script was adapted for the writing of the Akkadian, Eblaite, Elamite, Hittite, Luwian, Hattic, Hurrian, and Urartian languages, and it inspired the Ugaritic and Old Persian alphabets.Between half a millionand two million cuneiform tablets are estimated to have been excavated in modern…

Sumerian cuneiform. Cuneiform scriptis one of the earliest known systems of writing,distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus.The original Sumerian script was adapted for the writing of the Akkadian, Eblaite, Elamite, Hittite, Luwian, Hattic, Hurrian, and Urartian languages, and it inspired the Ugaritic and Old Persian alphabets.Between half a millionand two million cuneiform tablets are estimated to have been excavated in modern…

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

The Armies of Ancient Persia: From the Foundation of the Achaemenid State to the Fall of the Sasanid Empire (Paperback)

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

داریوش شاه هخامنشی و ملکه آتوسا (دختر کوروش بزرگ )

داریوش شاه هخامنشی و ملکه آتوسا (دختر کوروش بزرگ )

Item specifics    									 			Denomination:   												Siglos  									 			Date:   												420 BC    									 			Grade:   												Fine  									 			Composition:   												Silver   							 							  ACHAEMENID Kings of Persia Bow, Dagger SIGLOS Ancient Greek Silver Coin 4 ...

Item specifics Denomination: Siglos Date: 420 BC Grade: Fine Composition: Silver ACHAEMENID Kings of Persia Bow, Dagger SIGLOS Ancient Greek Silver Coin 4 ...

1800getarug Refurbished Achaemenid Empire Signed Pictorial Persian Shiraz Area Rug

1800getarug Refurbished Achaemenid Empire Signed Pictorial Persian Shiraz Area Rug

Each half of this box resembles a phiale, a type of lobed bowl from Achaemenid Persia (550–330 B.C.) that was common in western Asia during the Hellenistic period (323–31 B.C.), a time of frequent exchange between the Parthians and the Greeks

Each half of this box resembles a phiale, a type of lobed bowl from Achaemenid Persia (550–330 B.C.) that was common in western Asia during the Hellenistic period (323–31 B.C.), a time of frequent exchange between the Parthians and the Greeks