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Apadana audience hall of Darius and Xerxes, c. 515 BCE. Note: Columns influenced by the Greeks. Begun by Darius and completed under Xerxes, Apadana served as a large audience hall for Darius. The work began in 515 BC and was completed 30 years later. It was the largest building of the complex, supported by numerous columns and lined on three sides with open porches. Persian Empire, Liran Aujourdhui, Ancient Persiaantyczna, Persian Culture, Iran Persia, Persepoli Iran, Art History, Architecture History, Ancient Art
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