Category:Achaemenid architecture

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English: Achaemenid architecture — the architectural achievements of the Achaemenid Empire—First Persian Empire (ca. 550-336 BCE).
  • The empire extended from the Indus River basin to Greece and Egypt, however its architecture was primarily expressed in the buildings and structures within the Achaemenid Persian homeland region — in present day Iran.
  • Achaemenid Persian architecture manifested in construction of:
  1. Spectacular cities used for governance and inhabitation (ie: Perspepolis, Susa, Ecbatana).
  2. Temples made for worship and social gatherings (ie: Zoroastrian temples).
  3. Mausoleums erected in honor of fallen kings (ie: Tomb of Cyrus the Great).
  • The quintessential feature of Persian Achaemenid architecture was its eclectic nature with elements of Median, Assyrian, and Asiatic Greek incorporated.


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