Darius I as Pharaoh of Egypt
This wooden door shows Darius I (reigned 521-486 BCE) dressed as pharaoh on the right, making an offering to the Egyptian god Anubis. The goddess Isis stands on the left. The door originally belonged to a box (or naos) used to contain statuettes...
Darius Trampling Gaumata
Close-up of the Behistun Inscription.
The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9
The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: In which John Green teaches you about the so-called Silk Road, a network of trade routes where goods such as ivory, silver, iron, wine, and yes, silk were exchanged across the ancient world, from China to...
Poseidon and the Founding of Athens | Mythology w/ Dael
Dael tells the story of how Poseidon tried to invest in some real estate and was very bad at it, featuring useless gifts, thwarted floods and and an unhappy sea god. Head over to the Geek & Sundry forums and join in the discussion...
The Alexander Mosaic
The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BCE, depicts the Battle of Issus (333 BCE) between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. It is one of the most spectacular and recognisable depictions of Alexander the Great and Darius III...
The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5
In which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we're glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius and Xerxes, John explains...
Ancient Persia and the Arabian Peninsula
This video discusses the civilizations of Ancient Persia and the Arabian Peninsula. In this episode, the grand residences at Persepolis and the imperial palaces of Darius are toured. The second half of the video discusses the Arabian...
Persian Archers at Darius' palace at Susa. Exhibited in Pergamon Museum / Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin.
The Alexander Mosaic
The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BCE, depicts the Battle of Issus (333 BCE) between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. The mosaic adorned one of the exedras on the north side of the peristyle of the House of the Faun...
Reconstruction of the Apadana
An artist's depiction of the Apadana, a hypostyle hall in Persepolis, as it may have appeared in the 6th Century BCE. Construction of hall began in the reign of Darius the Great (r. 522-486 BCE) and was completed in the reign of Xerxes I...