Iran: Persepolis


Remains of Apadana Palace
It used to be the hall where Achaemenid kings received delegations


Xerxes' Gateway
(Gate of All Nations)


Eagle-headed griffin statue


Preying


Tributes


Zoroastrian deity Ahura Mazda


Grafitti from one century ago


Darius' treasury
When Alexander looted it, he needed 3000 camels


Naqsh-e Rostam
Tombs of Darius I, Artaxerxes I, Xerxes I and Darius II


Detail of relief at Naqsh-e Rostam