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Achaemenid Architecture

The style of architecture developed in Persia under the Achaemenid rulers (6th to 4th Centuries B.C.). The hypostyle hall was the most notable new building type. Most decoration is an eclectic adaptation of architectural elements from Egypt, the Mediterranean and Africa.

   
 
Gate of All Nations - Persepolis
     
Composite Columns - Persepolis
 
       
 
Gate of All Nations detail - Persepolis
 
Bas Releif - Persepolis
 
Hypostyle Hall - Persepolis
 
       
 
Column - Persepolis
 
Column Capital - (Eagle) - Persepolis
 
Columns Capital - Lion - Persepolis
 
       
 
Palace of Xerxes - Doors - trabeated - - Persepolis
 
Door Reveal - Persepolis
 
Walls Rebuilt with Mud Brick- Persepolis