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."
Click on a picture for additional details about each print.
Please refer to item number when ordering or placing an inquiry.
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|
|PY26 Tachara Palace 70 x 50 cm Q1 $34.99||PY27 Hundred Column Palace 70 x 50 cm Q1 $34.99||PY25 Apadana Palace 70 x 50 cm Q1 $34.99 Out of Stock|