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The palace of king Darius I the Great in Persepolis was built by Darius, but only a small portion of the palace was finished under Darius' rule. It was completed after his death in 486 by his son and successor Xerxes, who called the house a Taçara, "winter palace", in Antiquity. Its ruins are immediately south of the Apadana. Persepolis, Tachara Palace depicts tribute-bearing dignitaries. This palace was one of the structures that escaped destruction in the burning of the complex by Alexander.
Xsaya'rsa; Xerxes is Greek X3 (Xerxes I, Old Persian Khshayarsha, byname Xerxes the Great (born c. 519 bce—died 465, Persepolis, Iran), Persian king (486–465 bce), the son and successor of Darius I. He is best known for his massive invasion of Greece from across the Hellespont (480 bce), a campaign marked by the battles of Thermopylae, Salamis, and Plataea. His ultimate defeat spelled the beginning of the decline of the Achaemenian Empire.)
Babylon, Iraq Babylon was an Akkadian city-state (founded in 1867 BC by an Amorite dynasty) of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which are found in present-day Al Hillah, Babylon Province, Iraq, about 85 kilometers (55 mi) south of Baghdad. All that remains of the original ancient famed city of Babylon today is a mound, or tell, of broken mud-brick buildings and debris in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
Arg-e Bam was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kermān Province of southeastern Iran. The entire building was a large fortress dating to at least 500 BC. The 2003 Earthquake in Bam destroyed more than 80 percent of the citadel. Several countries are cooperating in the reconstruction, among them Japan, Italy, and France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. by Sergio Pessolano
Kudurru de Meli-Shipak commémorant un don de terres à son fils Marduk-apla-iddina Époque kassite, règne de Meli-Shipak (1186-1172 av. J.-C.) Découvert à Suse où il avait été emporté en butin de guerre au XIIe siècle avant J.-C. | Site officiel du musée du Louvre