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Old October 6th, 2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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Gate Of All Nations | Persepolis, Iran

The construction of the Stairs of All Nations and the Gate of All Nations were ordered by king Xerxes (486-465 BC), the successor of the founder of Persepolis, Darius I the Great.

Virtual Tour: http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/m...llNations.html

The entrance of the Gate of All Nations was protected by bulls and these mythological creatures, called lamassu's, bulls with the head of a bearded man. The general idea behind them is that they warded off evil. This picture is from the east:





This picture shows one of the impressive lamassu's:



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Note: To give an idea of the immense scale of this gate, imagine a person standing next to the lamassu's, the top of his head would not even reach the level on which the bulls' hoofs stand!

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The entire monument, seen from the southeast. It was an enormous construction (24¾ meters long) with two large doors in the west and east (extreme left, and right) and a hall between them. A third gate was to the south. From here, one could walk to the Apadana.



The columns of the central halls. The capitals had the form of a double bull.



Reconstruction:

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Old October 6th, 2005, 12:46 PM   #2
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Interesting culture for sure . Im glad they are reconstruction.

Can just hope that USA doesnt destroy it... they are quite etnocentrik . Not Americans, but americans foreign politics.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #3
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I hope so, however I fear our ignorant Mullahs more than the USA!
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Old October 6th, 2005, 08:05 PM   #4
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I give this 9,5/10 (how is allempires restructurating doing?).
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Old October 25th, 2005, 02:56 PM   #6
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Are you Exarchus?

I am not involved in restructurating AE, Imperator Invictus is doing it, of course I also want to add some new section such as "Dynamic Historical Maps".
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Old October 25th, 2005, 02:58 PM   #7
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Are you Exarchus?

I am not involved in restructurating AE, Imperator Invictus is doing it, of course I also want to add some new section such as "Dynamic Historical Maps".

Yes I am. Surprised to see me?
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Old October 25th, 2005, 03:14 PM   #8
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You had said it here, I just didn't know your username!
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Old October 25th, 2005, 03:20 PM   #9
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Back then, I was still named Exarchus here .

I switched to Détritus a few moments ago.
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once more I voting for what still stands.
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def 10/10 ;-)
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Jeeezzz, looks old and crappy...
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