Head of a prince, from Persepolis, century BC (lapis lazuli) Title: Achaemenid, BC) Primary creator: Iranian Nationality: National Museum of Iran, Tehran Location: Giraudon Credit: lapis lazuli Medium: Jewellery Middle and Near Eas
AN ACHAEMENID BRONZE IBEX Circa 5th Century B.C. Originally serving as a finial, depicted reclining with its legs folded below, its head raised, the long tapering horns ridged, the ears upright, with convex lidded eyes and a short beard 22 in. (5.5 cm.) high
Darius the Great BCE) Under his reign, the Persian Empire reached the pinnacle of its power and the fullest extent of its size. His domain consisted of over 40 different ethnic tribes, and stretched from India to the Balkans covering almost thre
Achaemenid Gold Earring Hoops BC - 400 BC) Archaemenid also known as the First Persian Empire, was a Persian empire in Western Asia, founded in the century BC by Cyrus the Great who overthrew the Median confederation.