"History Of the Iranian Empire" Takht-e-Jamshid by vahiddavoodi

Takht-e-Jamshid Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 22 photos

Persepolis (Takht-e-Jamshid), Marvdasht

Iran is the ancient name of Persia, and it is derived from the root "Arya" or Aryan, the Indo-European branch of peoples who settled in that land. The Aryans of ancient Iran were Mazdayasni Zarathushtris.
Construction of these palaces started at the time of Darius I (521 BC) and was not completed in less than a period of 150 years.

"Zoroastrianism is the oldest of the revealed world-religions, and it has probably had more influence on mankind, directly and indirectly, than any other single faith." -Mary Boyce, Zoroastrians
The entrance of the complex is formed by a two-ramp stairway composed of 110 rather wide and short steps. On top of the stairways is the main entrance or “The Great Gate”, marked by two statues of a bull with a human head and a pair of wings. There are two exits, one to the south and the other to the east. The south exit or gate connects to the Apadana Palace.
Takht-e-Jamshid is 125 thousand sq.m. in area, and is composed of the main sections:
Official reception halls and palaces
Smaller and more private palaces
Royal treasury
Private fort and special fortification
Various edifices or palaces that have been built are as follows:
The Small Palace or the Gate of All Nations
The Apadana Palace
The Palace of Darius,(one of the primary palaces constructed on the Takht-e-Jamshid rock, which was also called the "Tachar" Palace.)
Hall or palace of a Hundred Columns
The Semifinished Gate or palace
Treasury of Takht-e-Jamshid
The Three Doorway or Consultation Palace or Hall
The stone well
Tombs of Ardeshir II and III
The Palace of Khashayar Shah (called “Hadish”)

the Apadana Palace, at the main entrance, with 36 columns and three balconies (12 columns in each) in the north, south and eastern sections of the palace have been remained. The northern and eastern terraces are connected to the gardens opposite. The height of the platform in the Apadana Palace is 16 m. and the height of its columns is 18 m.

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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2006 at 2:52 PM

    Shame your country (of origin) is such a pain to get to. I could really get off on that stuff. Cheers.

  • Gwynethart's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2003 at 8:43 PM

    These are so beautiful. I have only seen pictures of the walls in books, and I hope that I will be able to see them in person one day. I really love these! Thank you, Gwyneth

  • rural_boy's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 3:09 PM

    well done...keep up good job.

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