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Persepolis: The magnificent palace complex at Persepolis was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C.

Persepolis: The magnificent palace complex at Persepolis was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C.

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 .