Mosaic from Pompeii. The Slaughter at Issos
Mosaic from Pompeii. The Slaughter at Issos - the first pitched battle between Alexander the Great of Macedon and Darius III of Persia in the year 333 B.C.E. Alexander the Great Macedonian statesman and military commander 20 July 356 B.C.E - 10 June 323 B.C.E.; Darius III last Persian king of the Achaemenid dynasty 380 B.C.E - 330 B.C.E.
Iran - Shush Castle - Susa
Shush Castle (Chateau de Suse) in the ruins of the ancient city of Susa (Shush) in the Khuzestan Province of Iran. Constructed by French archaeologist Jean-Marie Jacques de Morgan as a secure base for archaeological exploration and excavation and built by local craftsmen with bricks taken from two other archaeological sites, the Achaemenid Darius/Dariush castle and the Elamite Choqazanbil Ziggurat Date: 1918
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Persian Art. Achaemenid Dynasty. Palace of Darius I. Detail
Persian Art. Achaemenid Dynasty. Persepolis. Palace of Darius I (522-486 B.C.). Detail of a palace's gate built between 470-450 B.C. The scene depicts the King Darius seated on a throne holding a scepter and a lotus flower with a servant behind him while other servants hold the king arranged in three lower rows. Nineteenth century copy of the original kept in their place of origin (Iran). British Museum. London. United Kingdom. Date:
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