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Old June 19th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Ancient Sassanid Palaces

Palace of Ardeshir
It is certainly the oldest Sassanid palace which was built by Ardeshir I, founder of the Sassanid empire, in Gur, the first Sassanid capital.























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Old June 19th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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Pretty cool! Strong Roman influence though.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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you probably mean Greek/Hellenic, and i dont see anything that resembles Hellenic influence about this structure, other than that corbeling.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #4
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No, I mean Roman. I'm referring to the techniques and overall appealing.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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There are certainly some Roman influences, especially on this one:

Palace of Shapur in Bishapur
It was built by Shapur I, son of Ardeshir I, the palace had a very large dome which has been destroyed.























As you read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosaic Shapur I decorated his palace with tile compositions depicting dancers, musicians, courtesans, etc. This was the only significant example of figurative Persian mosaic, which became phohibited after Arab conquest and arrival of Islam.

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Old June 20th, 2012, 05:02 AM   #6
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Very interesting!

I feel that, unlike the previous pre-Islamic Persian dynasties, a clear, bold-faced example of Sassanid architecture hasn't survived today. They're missing their Persepolis and Hatra.

Actually, I guess Ctesiphon is a good example (which should be included here, no?)
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Old June 20th, 2012, 06:16 AM   #7
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very interesting,dude
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Old June 20th, 2012, 10:10 AM   #8
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Palace of Khosrow (Kasra) in Ctesiphon is the largest Sassanid palace and also one of the youngest ones.

A prototype of Persian mosques:

Palace of Bahram in Sarvestan
It was built by Bahram V, the palace has one of the earliest sassanid domes which has not been destroyed completely.

It can be compared to the Persian mosques, like Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque in Isfahan:



Plan of the palace:





Some pics of the palace:

















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Amazing!
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Old June 20th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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Unfortunately almost all Sassanid columned palaces have been destroyed, near Taq-e-Bostan there are spiral columns which belonged to one of the largest Sassanid palaces:





Column Capitals:











The palace probably looked like the famous Vakil mosque in Shiraz:

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Old June 21st, 2012, 05:55 PM   #11
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A UNESCO's World Heritage site:

Takht-e Soleyman

This is in fact a Sassanid royal fortified complex, including a man-made lake and some palaces and temples, other royal buildings include coronation, council, festivity, reception and dining halls.

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Old June 22nd, 2012, 10:21 AM   #12
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Cool thread.
Sassanid architecture is something I really have not familiarize myself with, even though their empire was one that caught my interest; besides Persian culture in general being of interest, the fact that they (as well as their predecessors, the Parthians) were the rival to Rome.

Of course Achaemenid architecture is easy to conjure up with visions of Persepolis, as is the post-Mongol stuff (notably the Safavids).
But even seeing pictures of Ctesiphon, it's hard for me to picture what their buildings looked like. Possibly with seeing more, a clearer image can surface.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #13
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As you read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosaic Shapur I decorated his palace with tile compositions depicting dancers, musicians, courtesans, etc. This was the only significant example of figurative Persian mosaic, which became phohibited after Arab conquest and arrival of Islam.

the first picture is apparently of a Persian noblewoman, most likely the queen, wife of Shapoor himself
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Palace of Khosrow (Kasra) in Ctesiphon
It is said this ancient palace has still the world’s largest single span of brickwork (about 40 meters high, 50 meters deep and 25 meters wide).







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Old June 27th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #15
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nice thread
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Palace of Khosrow (Kasra) in Ctesiphon
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is there a reconstruction drawing or model of the is great building?
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Old July 1st, 2012, 01:24 PM   #18
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is there a reconstruction drawing or model of the is great building?
Persian Wonder in Age of Empires II:





But the more possible thing is that it looked like the Medieval Persian mansions, like Ameriha Mansion in Kashan:

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