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Gate of All Nations, Persia/Iran

Gate of all nations or Gate of Xerxes located at the ancient city of Persepolis. 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. Xerxes, who built this structure, named it "The Gate of All Countries" during the Persian em

Obilisk of Ramsis ||

Obelisco Ramses na noite - Templo de Luxor, Egipto / Obelisk Ramsses at Night - Temple at Luxor, EGYPT

Achaemenid Palace of Darius in Susa, Persia

Pergamon Museum - Berlin, from Susa, an ancient city of the Elamite, Persian and Parthian empires of Iran. It is located in the lower Zagros Mountains about 250 km east of the Tigris River, between the Karkheh and Dez Rivers.

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran / The Gate of all Nations

The palace of Persepolis was planned and begun by the Persian emperor Darius I in the early fifth century BC, although it was not until the reign of his

Achaemenid Gryphon, Persepolis, Iran:  Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC).

A bird hovers around an Achaemenid era Gryphon (the First Persian Empire, circa 550 BC) Persepolis, Iran

Legendary lost city of Heracleion

Alexandria, Egypt - artifacts from the Cleopatra VII's reign, the dynasty to rule over ancient Egypt before the Roman Empire annexed it in 30 B. The finds in the sea preserved Alexandria in an amazing way.

Gate of All Nations. Persepolis, modern-day Iran. Construction ordered by the Achaemenid king Xerxes (r. 486-465 BCE)

Source material for campaign 2 // Gate of All Nations. Construction ordered by the Achaemenid king Xerxes (r.

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Ancient egyptian hieroglyphic text incised on the gilded shrine of king Tutankhamun.

The two lamassu on the western portal of the Gate of All Nations - the entrance to Persepolis, Iran. This lamassu is a bull with the head of a bearded man.   The Lamassu is an apotrope, a mythological creature that wards off evil, originated in Babylonia and Assyria. and adopted by the Achaemenids. Photograph by youngrobv

2 lamassu on the western portal of the Gate of All Nations, entrance to Persepolis (modern day Iran). The Lamassu is an apotrope, a mythological creature that wards off evil, originating in Babylonia and Assyria.

6,000 Year-Old Kiss    "The Lovers from Hasanlu".  Hasanlu is an archaeological excavation site in Iran, Western Azerbaijan, Solduz Valley.  Theses skeletons were found in a Bin with no objects.  The only feature is a stone slab under the head of the skeleton on the left hand side.

6000 year old kiss. Hasanlu, Iran redskiesandbutterflies: 6000 year old kiss. this is my favorite omg i can’t this is so beautiful. love this

Sumerian.

Sumerian artifact (found in Iran) is from the Neo-Assyrian period, ca. century B. in Ancient (Iran) Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)

Achaemenid architecture / the Gate of All Nations, Persepolis, 5th century BC, Iran

Achaemenid architecture / the Gate of All Nations, Persepolis, century BCE, Iran

L'Égypte avant les touristes.

I wish I could time-travel :) The Sphinx of Giza, partially excavated, with two pyramids in background, Egypt,

The entrance to the ancient city of Persepolis in Iran.  Persepolis came to power around 500 BC and embodied the success and power of the Achaemenid Empire that preceded the Greek and Roman Empires.

The entrance to the ancient city of Persepolis in Iran. Persepolis came to power around 500 BC and embodied the success and power of the Achaemenid Empire that preceded the Greek and Roman Empires.

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