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Darius The Great Collection

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The Family of Darius Pleading to Alexander, mid-18th century. Creator: Gaspare Diziani

The Family of Darius Pleading to Alexander, mid-18th century. Creator: Gaspare Diziani
The Family of Darius Pleading to Alexander, mid-18th century

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The Battle of Issus, 1602. Creator: Brueghel, Jan, the Elder (1568-1625)

The Battle of Issus, 1602. Creator: Brueghel, Jan, the Elder (1568-1625)
The Battle of Issus, 1602. Found in the Collection of the Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC, 1669. Creator: Le Brun, Charles (1619-1690)

The Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC, 1669. Creator: Le Brun, Charles (1619-1690)
The Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC, 1669. Found in the Collection of the Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The Battle of Marathon, 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Battle of Marathon, 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Battle of Marathon, 1890. Battle of Marathon in 490 BC was the first Persian invasion of Greece. Fought between the citizens of Athens and a Persian army under orders of Darius I

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Site of Susa, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Site of Susa, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Site of Susa, 1890. Susa, or Shushan, ancient city and capital of Elam in the Zagros Mountains. Administrative capital of the Achaemenian king Darius I from 522BC

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Bagaeus Delivering His Messages to the Persian Guard, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Bagaeus Delivering His Messages to the Persian Guard, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Bagaeus Delivering His Messages to the Persian Guard, 1890. Bagaeus (fl. c520-517BC), an Achaemenid nobleman with written orders from Darius I to assure obedience of Oreates bodyguards with a final

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Ezra 6: 16: the Temple of Jerusalem is dedicated by King Darius

Ezra 6: 16: the Temple of Jerusalem is dedicated by King Darius
Ezra 6:16: the Temple of Jerusalem is dedicated by King Darius. Facsimile copy of a 15th century manuscript of the German School

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The Archers frieze from Darius I palace at Susa, c. 510-c. 500 BC. Artist: Assyrian Art

The Archers frieze from Darius I palace at Susa, c. 510-c. 500 BC. Artist: Assyrian Art
The Archers frieze from Darius I palace at Susa, c. 510-c. 500 BC. Found in the collection of the Louvre, Paris

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Bas-relief of King Darius I (Detail)

Bas-relief of King Darius I (Detail). Found in the Collection of Bisotun, Iran

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Alexander the Great and Hephaestion at the Deathbed of the wife of Darius III

Alexander the Great and Hephaestion at the Deathbed of the wife of Darius III. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The lion frieze from King Darius winter palace at Susa, Iran, 1933-1934

The lion frieze from King Darius winter palace at Susa, Iran, 1933-1934. Enamelled tile. From Wonders of the Past, volume II, 1933-1934

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The archers of Kiing Darius, Susa, Iran, 1933-1934

The archers of Kiing Darius, Susa, Iran, 1933-1934
The archers of King Darius, Susa, Iran, 1933-1934. Enameled tiles. From Wonders of the Past, volume II, 1933-1934

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Persian relief of archers of the Persian Royal Guard

Persian relief of archers of the Persian Royal Guard
Glazed brick relief of archers of the Persian Royal Guard from the palace of Darius I at Susa, from the Louvres collection

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Panorama of the ruins of Persepolis, Iran

Panorama of the ruins of Persepolis, Iran. Persepolis was built as Persias new capital city during the reign of Darius I (522-485 BC) and his son Xerxes I (485-465 BC)

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Trilingual relief of Darius, Bisitun, Iran

Trilingual relief of Darius, Bisitun, Iran
Detail of trilingual relief of Darius, Bisitun, Iran. This relief is the equivalent to cuneiform of what the Rosetta Stone represents to the understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Alexander before the Dead Body of Darius, um 1700

Alexander before the Dead Body of Darius, um 1700. Found in the Collection of Abbaye et muse e Saint-Le ger, Soissons

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Polystratos and the Dying Darius, 1837. Artist: Masini, Cesare (1812-1891)

Polystratos and the Dying Darius, 1837. Artist: Masini, Cesare (1812-1891)
Polystratos and the Dying Darius, 1837. Found in the collection of Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC. Artist: Courtois, Jacques (1621-1676)

The Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC. Artist: Courtois, Jacques (1621-1676)
The Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC. Found in the collection of Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Alexander covers the corpse of Darius with his cloak (Illustration from the Serbian Alexandria)

Alexander covers the corpse of Darius with his cloak (Illustration from the Serbian Alexandria), 1680s. Found in the collection of the State History Museum, Moscow

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The Queens of Persia at the feet of Alexander (The Tent of Darius), 1661

The Queens of Persia at the feet of Alexander (The Tent of Darius), 1661. Artist: Le Brun, Charles (1619-1690)
The Queens of Persia at the feet of Alexander (The Tent of Darius), 1661. Found in the collection of the Musee de l Histoire de France

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The Family of Darius before Alexander, c. 1565. Artist: Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588)

The Family of Darius before Alexander, c. 1565. Artist: Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588)
The Family of Darius before Alexander, c. 1565. Found in the collection of the National Gallery, London

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The Battle of Alexander Versus Darius, 1644-1655. Artist: Cortona, Pietro da (1596-1669)

The Battle of Alexander Versus Darius, 1644-1655. Artist: Cortona, Pietro da (1596-1669)
The Battle of Alexander Versus Darius, 1644-1655. Found in the collection of the Musei Capitolini, Rome

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Darius I the Great. The Behistun Inscription, 6th century BC. Artist: Assyrian Art

Darius I the Great. The Behistun Inscription, 6th century BC. Artist: Assyrian Art
Darius I the Great. The Behistun Inscription, 6th century BC

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: The Battle of Alexander at Issus, 1529. Artist: Altdorfer, Albrecht (c. 1480-1538)

The Battle of Alexander at Issus, 1529. Artist: Altdorfer, Albrecht (c. 1480-1538)
The Battle of Alexander at Issus, 1529. Found in the collection of the Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Darius the Great Opening the Tomb of Nitocris, 17th century. Artist: Eustache Le Sueur

Darius the Great Opening the Tomb of Nitocris, 17th century. Artist: Eustache Le Sueur
Darius the Great Opening the Tomb of Nitocris, 17th century. The third king of the Achaemenid dynasty, Darius I (550-486 BC) ruled the Persian Empire from 522 BC until his death

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Persian enamelled brick archer, 6th century BC

Persian enamelled brick archer, 6th century BC
Persian enamelled brick archer from the Royal Guard. Originally from the Palace of Darius at Susa, from the Louvres collection, 6th century BC

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Persian enamelled brick Griffon, 6th century BC

Persian enamelled brick Griffon, 6th century BC
Persian enamelled brick Griffon, from the palace of Dairus at Susa, from the Louvres collection, 6th century BC

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Detail of a relief showing an archer of the Persian Royal Guard, Palace of Darius I, Susa, c500 BC

Detail of a relief showing an archer of the Persian Royal Guard, Palace of Darius I, Susa, c500 BC. Now part of the collection at The British Museum

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Relief showing archers of the Persian Royal Guard, Palace of Darius I, Susa, c500 BC

Relief showing archers of the Persian Royal Guard, Palace of Darius I, Susa, c500 BC. Now part of the collection at The Louvre

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Glazed brick relief of archers from the Royal Guard, Palace of Darius I, Susa, Persian, 522-486 BC

Glazed brick relief of archers from the Royal Guard, Palace of Darius I, Susa, Persian, 522-486 BC. Part of the collection at The Louvre, Paris

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Persian spearman, 5th century BC

Persian spearman, 5th century BC. Bas-relief from the palace of Darius I, King of Persia, at Persepolis

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Stone relief from the doorway to the Hall of 100 Columns, Persepolis, South Iran, c500 BC

Stone relief from the doorway to the Hall of 100 Columns, Persepolis, South Iran, c500 BC. Relief carving from the Palace of Darius I (548-486 BC), Achaemenid king of Persia

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Stone relief showing subjects bringing tribute, South Iran, 6th-5th century BC

Stone relief showing subjects bringing tribute, South Iran, 6th-5th century BC
Stone relief showing subjects bringing tribute and gifts, Persepolis, South Iran, 6th-5th century BC. Relief sculpture on the stairway to the Audience Hall of Darius I (548-486 BC)

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Ahura Mazda, Persepolis, c500 BC

Ahura Mazda, Persepolis, c500 BC
Ahura Mazda (c-500). Winged symbol of Ahura Mazda (Ormazd, Ormuzd, Ohrmazd), Lord of Wisdom, supreme god of the Zorastrian (Zarathustrian) religion of Persia

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Bodyguard of Persian Kings, 6th-5th century BC

Bodyguard of Persian Kings, 6th-5th century BC. Frieze from the audience hall of the citadel of Darius I (548-486 BC) at Susa, excavated by French archaeologist Marcel-Auguste Dieulafoy in 1885

Background imageDarius The Great Collection: Darius I (548-486 BC) Achaemenid king of Persia from 521, with attendants, 1881

Darius I (548-486 BC) Achaemenid king of Persia from 521, with attendants, 1881. Chromolithograph after a frieze in the citadel at Susa


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