Achaemenid Royal Tombs
Tombs of the Achaemenid kings of Darius I, Xerxes I and Artaxerxes...
Behistun Inscription, Column 1
Behistun Inscription, Column 1 (DB I 1-15) Sketch: Fr. Spiegel...
Court of Darius the Great
A modern recreation of the court of Darius the Great (r. 522-486...
Darius I as Pharaoh of Egypt
This wooden door shows Darius I (reigned 521-486 BCE) dressed as...
Darius I Inscribed Stone Weight
The cuneiform inscription on this polished diorite weight states...
Darius Trampling Gaumata
Close-up of the Behistun Inscription.
Headless Statue of Darius the Great
Headless, 2.5-meter tall granite statue of Darius I originally...
Persian Archers at Darius' palace at Susa. Exhibited in Pergamon...
Relief of Darius I from Persepolis
Relief of Darius I from Persepolis, 522-486 BCE
The Behistun Inscription
Darius I's (c. 550-486 BCE) trilingual inscription, in Akkadian...
Tomb of Darius I, Naqsh-e Rustem
Tomb of Darius I, Naqsh-e Rustem, near Persepolis, Iran, c. 522–486...
Ancient Persia and the Arabian Peninsula
This video discusses the civilizations of Ancient Persia and the...