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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