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Persepolis: Apadana, North Stairs


Persepolis (Old Persian Pârsa, 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 northern stairs of the Apadana at Persepolis show a procession of people bringing tribute to an idealized Achaemenid king. The reliefs were copied from the eastern stairs - go here to read more about it. The quality of the younger reliefs is less than that of the originals, as you may see for yourself by comparing them.

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Medes
Elamites
Parthians
Arians
Egyptians
Bactrians
Sagartians
Thracians
 
Armenians
Babylonians
Syrians
Sacae
Gandarans
Sogdians
Arabs
Carians
 
   
Lydians
Cappadocians
Greeks
Arachosians
Indians
Lion/Bull
Libyans
Nubians
Babylonians (original)
Syrians (original)
Sacae or Scythians (original)
Gandarans (original): note the different shield
Sogdians (original)
Lydians (original): note the difference in the presents of the first man
Cappadocians (original)
Greeks (original): note that the textiles have changed in spheres
Arachosians (original)
Indians (original)
History Photos
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Revision: 27 May 2010
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