Tribute Bearer and Achaemenid Guide on the Apadana Staircase. The Apadana palace was built by Darius in the western side of Persepolis, whi...
The Apadana (Audience Hall) of Darius and Xerxes. Persepolis. This hall could contain hundreds and maybe thousands of people at the same time. It was the largest building in Persepolis. The seventy-two columns which supported the roof were twenty-five meters high. The founding inscription reads: Darius the great king, king of kings, king of countries, son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenian, built this palace. Its eastern stairs are famous.
Sphinx - Winged sphinx from the palace of Darius the Great during Persian Empire at Susa (480 BC).