Persepolis

In the minds of many, the ancient city of Persepolis represents a golden age of Persian art and architecture.  It recalls the glory of a great civilisation once grander and mightier than that of the Greeks or Romans.  In fact, Greek and Roman architects tried to emulate the construction of Persepolis, but could never quite duplicate the width between the columns or the steps at Apadana, for example.

Persepolis was founded around 518 B.C. by King Darius I.  While many scholars believe that, like the ancient Egyptian kings commissioning the pyramids, Darius wished to construct the city as a testimonial to the strength of his Achaemenian Empire (and to a great extent they are correct), the city was also intended as a spiritual centre.  The main religion practised in Persia at the time was Zoroastrianism.  King Darius I claimed that "Ahuramazda was of such a mind, together with all the other gods, that this fortress (should) be built. And (so) I built it."

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Each print has a glossy finish. It was photographed at an angle to decrease reflective glare, which is why they may not look entirely square.

PY1   48 x 24 cm  $34.99 PY2   48 x 24 cm  $34.99 PY3   48 x 24 cm  $34.99 PY4   48 x 24 cm  $34.99
PY5   48 x 24 cm  $34.99 PY6   48 x 24 cm  $34.99 PY7   48 x 24 cm  $34.99 PY8   48 x 24 cm  $34.99
PY9  48 x 24 cm  Q1  $34.99 PY10   48 x 24 cm  Q1 $34.99 PY11   48 x 24 cm  Q1 $34.99 PY12   48 x 24 cm  Q1 $34.99
PY13   48 x 24 cm  Q1 $34.99 PY14  48 x 24 cm  Q1 $34.99 PY15  48 x 24 cm  Q1  $34.99 PY16  48 x 24 cm  Q1  $34.99
PY17  48 x 24 cm  Q1  $34.99 PY18  48 x 24 cm  Q1 $34.99 PY19  48 x 24 cm  Q1 $34.99 PY20  48 x 24 cm  Q1 $34.99
PY21  Gate of All Nations 70 x 50 cm  Q1 $34.99 PY22  Fars: Immortals  70 x 50 cm Q1 $34.99 PY23  Darius Palace 70 x 50 cm Q1 $34.99 PY24  Persepolis Panorama 67 x 32 cm Q1 $34.99
PY25 Apadana Palace 70 x 50 cm  Q1 $34.99 PY26 Tachara Palace 70 x 50 cm  Q1 $34.99 PY27 Hundred Column Palace 70 x 50 cm  Q1 $34.99