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(@Jobe60) Johann breiner said:January 9th, 2013 (12:59am) PST
Fantastic composition and impression of the persian sculpture!Interesting work my friend !
(@KWirtanen) Kent Wirtanen said:December 17th, 2012 (10:41pm) PST
Great write-up and shot. Nice work My-Pic.
(@miroth) miroth said:December 10th, 2012 (5:41pm) PST
Excellent capture,interesting read.
(@lorenzo) Lorenzo Cassina said:December 9th, 2012 (12:11pm) PST
Great shot MY-PIC!
(@Marthe) marthe said:December 8th, 2012 (1:41pm) PST
Very nicely captured, and interesting information!
(@mauropasquero) mauro pasquero said:December 8th, 2012 (12:05pm) PST
Excellent picture !
(@MickeydelPilar) Michael del Pilar said:December 8th, 2012 (11:50am) PST
Excellent image of these stone reliefs in this ancient Persian capital ...
(@rich007) Rich Mayer said:December 8th, 2012 (11:50am) PST
Wonderful architecture and thanks for the history lesson :-)

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Art in Iran


(Ttakht -e- Jamshid)

Persepolis 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. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE. UNESCO declared the citadel of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.





To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa ("The City of Persians").*[2] The English word Persepolis is derived from the Greek Πέρσης πόλις Pérsēs pólis ("Persian city"). In contemporary Persian, the site is known as تخت جمشید Takht-e Jamshid ("The Throne of Jamshid"), and چهل منار Chehel minar ("The Forty Columns/Minarets").




Archaeological evidence shows that the earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. André Godard, the French archaeologist who excavated Persepolis in the early 1930s, believed that it was Cyrus the Great (Kūrosh) who chose the site of Persepolis, but that it was Darius the Great (Daryush) who built the terrace and the great palaces.

Darius ordered the construction of the Apadana Palace and the Council Hall (the Tripylon or three-gated hall), the main imperial Treasury and its surroundings. These were completed during the reign of his son, King Xerxes the Great (Khashayar). Further construction of the buildings on the terrace continued until the downfall of the Achaemenid dynasty.


Uploaded: Dec 8th, 2012 (10:11am)
Category: Monochrome
Camera: N90-1
Focal Length: 6 mm
Aperture: f/2.9
Shutter Speed: 19/205 sec
ISO: 250

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