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Naqsh - E - Rostam ... Beautiful Persia ❤ Tombs of Persian kings 👑 ... ... #tomb #persia #king #achaemenidempire #astonishing #unforgettable #beauty
Next book... A classic work from antiquity. The Anabasis! The march of the 10,000! The sea, the sea! Need I say more? Plus it's an important Greek source for the study of the Achaemenid Empire. #bookstagram #bibliophilia #bibliomane #bookmania #igreads #achaemenidempire #persia #persianempire #artaxerxesii #susa #palaceofdariusthegreatatsusa #cyrustheyounger #ancientgreece #ancienthistory #babylonia #cunaxa #xenophon #penguinclassics #penguinbooks
Repost from @natgeo using @RepostRegramApp - Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: ‫جشن‌های ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران‬‎‎). The celebration was to demonstrate the country's ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history. Another image of Persepolis taken in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. Persepolis was built by Darius the Great in 515 BCE as a palace complex for the celebration of Nowruz (Persian New Year) and the focus for imperial tribute. It was the ceremonial centre of the Persia’s Achaemenid Empire for 200 years. In 330BCE Alexander the Great burned it to the ground, possibly by accident, possibly as deliberate revenge for the Persian destruction of the Acropolis in 480 BCE. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars # #party #worldparty #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting #dusk #dariusthegreat #darius
#basrelief from  #persepolis, the #ceremonial #capital of the  #achaemenidempire (ca. 550–330 BC) in what is now #iran, which depicts a #fight between a #lion and a #bull. This symbol has been variously #interpreted, including as the representing the  #nowruz (the #persiannewyear) and as the  #springequinox in which the eternally #fightingbull (personifying the #earth) and lion (personifying thesun) are #equal. #photograph:  #anatolyterentiev #blackandwhitefade #x2 #vsco
. همراهان عزیز، چنان که پیشتر از همین راه اعلام شد، کانون در طول ترم پائیز به مضمون‌های بنیادین پس پشت روایت‌های اسطوره‌ای می‌پردازد. اما، گفتنی است که در کنار این، برای این ترم، برنامه‌های دیگری هم خواهیم داشت. یکی از این برنامه‌ها، هر از چند گاهی، اختصاص یک هفته به یک نوع از هنر خواهد بود که در طول آن هفته به نمایش آثاری از این نوع از هنر خواهیم پرداخت که موضوع، هدف، و یا رویکرد آن‌ها در یک کلمه اسطوره‌ای باشد. برای نوبت چهارم از اجرای این طرح، هنر معماری را برگزیدیم و یکی از مهم‌ترین سازه‌های معماری ایران باستان را؛ تخت جمشید. بی شک در طول یک هفته، آن هم در حد حوصله‌ی این رسانه، نمی‌توان به همه‌ی وجوه و جنبه‌های این مجموعه‌ی بی نظیر پرداخت، پس، با لحاظ این شرایط، گفتنی است که طی ایام آتی سازه‌ی مدنظر ذیل این عناوین مطمح نظر قرار خواهد گرفت؛ سایت پلان ( کوه رحمت )، دروازه‌ی ملل، کاخ آپادانا، کاخ تچر ( کاخ آیینه )، حرمسرا ( کاخ هدیش، کاخ ملکه‌ی مادر، ... )، و مجموعه‌ی کاخ صدستون ( پادگان، خزانه، آرامگاه، ... ). و سعی خواهد شد که از این راه، با رویکردی اسطوره‌شناختی، تبیینی درخور از این همه صورت گیرد. . . #میت_اوخته #اسطوره #اسطوره_شناسی #معماری #تخت_جمشید #دروازه_ملل #آپادانا #تچر #هدیش #صدستون . #mitoxtih #myth #mythology #architecture #TakhteJamshid #Persepolis #AchaemenidEmpire #GateofAllNations #Apadana #Tachara #ThroneHall
Greetings from Persepolis. Every day unfolds into new wonders. “No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful...I had no idea.” ~Carl Sagan (Contact) #persepolis #iran #persia #alexanderthegreat #irantravel #iranvacation #persiantravel #wondersoftheworld #ancientpersia #ancientiran #bucketlist #achaemenidempire #achaemenid #shiraz #farsprovince #fars #unesco #worldheritagesite
Goodluck, Darius, on ruling the Achaemenid Empire. You're gonna need it. Hope you continue to make us bigger and stronger! #522BCE #retirement #achaemenidempire #youdealwithit
🌟🌟🌟 done and done! 5800 words down and my passion project "An Empire Shaped By Heritage: the Story of Cyrus the Great" is complete 🌟🌟🌟 and also my undergrad degree wooo! 🌟🌟🌟 now to wait for masters to come throughhh 🌟🌟🌟. . . . . . . . . . . . . #3yearsdown #5togo #ancienthistory #bachelorofarts #cyrusthegreat #elam #persia #achaemenidempire #masterofresearch #celebration #thanks #lavender
Iran 2017. Alexander the Great supposedly left a mess after conquering the Persian empire and destroying Persepolis. Shattered pieces of pillars surrounded by remnants of erect columns and walls are what is left of this city after 2,500 years of history. #iran #welcometoiran #iloveiran #shiraz #persepolis #dariusthegreat #xerxes #persianempire #achaemenid #achaemenidempire #alexanderthegreat #excavations #ruins #sandcolour #experiencetheworld #exploretheworld #solotraveler #sonyrx10
The tomb of Darius the Great, King of Kings, King of Persia, King of Babylon, and Pharaoh of Egypt. Located just outside of Persepolis in what is now modern day Naqsh-e Rustam, Darius' tomb sits as one of four tombs of the Achaemenid kings carved into the hillside, and is the only one with an identifying inscription. The other three tombs are believed to be that of Xerxes I, Artaxerxes I, and Darius II. A fifth, incomplete tomb, is thought to be that of Artaxerxes III, or the last Achaemenid king, Darius III. The relief below is of the Sassanid king Bahram II in battle. The position of the relief, and others at the necropolis, show an intention of the Sassanid kings to link themselves to the glories of the Achaemenids.
Persepolis, Iran ‎ #پرسپولیس near the beautiful city of Shiraz. Greek for 'City of the Persians' Persepolis dates back to 515BC Built by Darius I, plundered by Alexander the Great #persepolis #iran #shiraz #achaemenidempire #incredibleiran #mustseeiran #seeyouiniran #columns #lotsandlotsofcolumns #hallof100columns #palaceofdarius
#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
regram @natgeo Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: ‫جشن‌های ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران‬‎‎). The celebration was to demonstrate the country's ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history. Another image of Persepolis taken in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. Darius I built the greatest palace at Persepolis on the western side of platform. This palace was called the Apadana. The King of Kings used it for official audiences. The work began in 518 BCE, and his son, Xerxes I, completed it 30 years later. The palace had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60m (200ft) long with seventy-two columns, thirteen of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19m (62ft) high with a square Taurus (bull) and plinth. The columns carried the weight of the vast and heavy ceiling. The tops of the columns were made from animal sculptures such as two-headed lions, eagles, human and Cows, Because cows are symbols of fertility and abundance in ancient Iran. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars # #party #worldparty #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting #dusk #dariusthegreat #darius
photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio on this day (29th october) 539 bce the persian king cyrus ii walked triumphantly into babylon, the ancient mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. iranian communities around the world mark this day as “cyrus the great day” or “cyrus day”, روز کوروش october 29 (7th of aban آبان) after taking babylon, cyrus proclaimed himself "king of babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous cyrus cylinder. the text of the cylinder portrays the victorious cyrus addressing the babylonian god marduk, and how cyrus had improved the lives of babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. cyrus the great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. these 2 images: a photograph of the tomb of cyrus the great, founder of the achaemenid empire, at pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the archaemenid city of persepolis. both located in fars province, central iran, and both unesco world heritage sites. follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #persian #persianempire #persepolis #shah #achaemenid #achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
#Repost @natgeo about some of my ancient homies #zoroastrian ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
Significant day in Persian history 📚 #CyrusTheGreatDay #PersianEmpire #Pride #History #Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
کورش آسوده بخواب، ما پارسیان قفقاز هنوز اینجا هستیم و اینجا خواهیم ماند. ⚋⚋⚋⚋ Sən olmasaydın Tatlarda olmazdı. Sən olmasan ya Ərəb,ya Rus,yada Yunan olardıq. Məzarında rahat yat. ❤💛💚 #cyrus #cyrusthegreat #kir #king #kral #kurosh #kuruş #tatlar #tat #tatha #tatnation1 #caucasianpersian #persian #parsi #qafqazfarsları #tats #caucasia #iran #russia #azerbaijan #achaemenid #achaemenidempire #empire #28october #cyrusday #thetatpeople
#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
regram @natgeo Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
. . پیام کورش بزرگ این انسان نمونه در تاریخ باستان چیزی جز حق بر آزادی انسان نبوده است؛ پیامی از ژرفای فرهنگ شکوهمند ایرانزمین.... . پس شگفت آور نیست آنانکه خدشه بر نام او می کشند با آزادی و ارزشهای او مشکل دارند. . #پدر_ایرانزمین #کوروش_بزرگ #۷_آبان #7_آبان #پاسارگاد #کوروش #ایران #هخامنشیان #ایران_باستان #ایران_بزرگ #29_october_cyrus_day #29_october #cyrus_day #cyrus_the_great #iran #persian #father_of_iran #father_of_iranians #kourosh #Persianempire #Persepolis #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #empire #cyruscylinder #pasargadae #pasargad
"Passer-by, I am Cyrus, who gave the Persians an empire, and was king of Asia. Grudge me not therefore this monument." The tomb of Cyrus The Great at Parsagadae - the capital of the Achaemenid Empire during Cyrus' reign, before it was moved to Susa by his son Cambyses. Cyrus the Great, King of Kings, King of Persia, King of Babylon, King of the Four Corners of the World was slain in battle against the nomadic Massagetae tribe, in what is now modern day Turkmenistan.
"All men have their frailties; and whoever looks for a friend without imperfections, will never find what he seeks." -Cyrus the Great #cyrusthegreat #cyrusthegreatday #achaemenidempire #persia #charterforhumanrights #humanrightscharter #cyruscylinder #29OctCyrusDay #oct29
On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae
#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus ll walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as "Cyrus the Great Day" or "Cyrus Day", روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Abanآبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "king of Babylon... King of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portraits the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rules beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. Detail of a bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Fars (Shiraz) Province, central Iran. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Photography by @tribaleye #documentryphotography #archaeology #cyrus #cyrusthegreat #kourosh #Iran #Persia #Persian #Persianempire #persepolis #Shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #Pars #Fars #documentry #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon
#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
"Cyrus the Great Day" On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. Detail of a bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Fars Province, central Iran. A UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @tribaleye for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material #documentaryphotography #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #persepolis @tribaleye
IT’S CYRUS THE GREAT DAY!!! Why has no one ever mentioned this to me??? I expect cards, flowers, scented candles and, if appropriate, the wealth of the pharaohs of Egypt. That one seems a bit more optional. HAPPY ME DAY!!! But seriously, someday I hope I’m able to visit Persepolis and see the tomb of the King whose name I bear. #Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen. These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #empire #cyruscylinder #babylon #pasargadae @simonnorfolkstudio caption text: @tribaleye
Photograph by  @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (29th October) 539 BCE the Persian king Cyrus II walked triumphantly into Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian capital and seat of a huge empire that straddled the middle east. Iranian communities around the world mark this day as “Cyrus the Great Day” or “Cyrus Day”, روز کوروش October 29 (7th of Aban آبان) After taking Babylon, Cyrus proclaimed himself "King of Babylon... king of the four corners of the world" in the famous Cyrus Cylinder. The text of the cylinder portrays the victorious Cyrus addressing the Babylonian god Marduk, and how Cyrus had improved the lives of Babylonians, repatriated displaced peoples, and restored cult sanctuaries and temples. Some assert that the cylinder represents a form of human rights charter, whilst other historians place it in the context of a long-standing Mesopotamian tradition of new rulers beginning their reigns with declarations of reforms. Cyrus the Great's dominions comprised the largest empire the world had ever seen.  These 2 images: a photograph of The tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire, at Pasargadae; and detail of bas relief at the Archaemenid city of Persepolis. Both located in Fars Province, central Iran, and both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow  @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material @natgeo  @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography  #simonnorfolk  #archaeology  #iran  #Persian  #Persianempire #Persepolis  #shah  #Achaemenid  #Achaemenidempire  #history  #heritage  #worldheritage #worldheritagesite  #shiraz  #fars  #simonnorfolkstudio  #documentary  #igtravel #visualarchitects  #empire  #cyruscylinder  #babylon  @simonnorfolkstudio">#pasargadae  @simonnorfolkstudio