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Achaemenid Dynasty ancient Persia. Gold Earing with inlays of turquoise, carnelian, and lapis lazuli, 5th-4th Century BCE.

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Persepolis: The magnificent palace complex at Persepolis was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C.

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A small section of the Achaemenid Palaces of Darius in Susa, Persia, constructed by Babylonian craftsmen when Babylon was part of the world's first true empire.

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