Livius.Org Anatolia Carthage Egypt Germ. Inf. Greece Judaea Mesopotamia Persia Rome Other

Persepolis: Hall of 32 Columns


Persepolis (Old Persian Pārsa, modern Takht-e Jamshid): Greek name of one of the capitals of the ancient Achaemenid empire, founded by the great king Darius (522-486 BCE). There were several satellite sites, like Naqš-i Rustam and Takht-e Rostam.
  
History Photos

The Hall of thirty-two columns in Persepolis (map 9) was built by Artaxerxes III Ochus (358-338), but its function is unclear. It had one portico, but was essentially  a closed building.

A satellite photo can be seen here.
Ancient-Warfare.com, the online home of Ancient Warfare magazine
The Hall of thirty-two columns, seen from the southeast. Photo Marco Prins. Faience plaque decorated with an eagle. Archaeological Museum of Tehran (Iran). Photo Marco Prins.
From the hilltop in the east Portico This blue faience plaque, decorated with an eagle, was probably part of the decoration of the room, but it has also been suggested that it represents a military standard. (Archaeological Museum of Tehran)

History Photos
© Jona Lendering for
Livius.Org, 2004
Revision: 24 May 2010
Livius.Org Anatolia Carthage Egypt Germ. Inf. Greece Judaea Mesopotamia Persia Rome Other