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Archaeological evidence shows that the earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. André Godard, the French archaeologist who excavated Persepolis in the early 1930s, believed that it was Cyrus the Great who chose the site of Persepolis, but that it was Darius I who built the terrace and the palaces.
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#iran #iranian #irantravel #irani #documentaryphotography #archaeology #explore #persian #persianempire #ersepolis #shah #achaemenid #achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #wall #defence #defense #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #travelling #traveling #travels
Archaeological evidence shows that the earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. André Godard, the French archaeologist who excavated Persepolis in the early 1930s, believed that it was Cyrus the Great who chose the site of Persepolis, but that it was Darius I who built the terrace and the palaces. - #iran  #iranian  #irantravel  #irani  #documentaryphotography  #archaeology  #explore  #persian  #persianempire  #ersepolis  #shah  #achaemenid  #achaemenidempire  #history  #heritage  #worldheritage  #worldheritagesite  #shiraz  #fars  #wall  #defence  #defense  #documentary  #igtravel  #visualarchitects  #travelling  #traveling  #travels 
Gate of #One_Hundred_Hall ,was ordered to build by #Xerxes the great king of #Achaemenid empire. In the relief the king is depicted at top sitting on the throne and immortals keep him safe against the enemy
Gate of #One_Hundred_Hall  ,was ordered to build by #Xerxes  the great king of #Achaemenid  empire. In the relief the king is depicted at top sitting on the throne and immortals keep him safe against the enemy
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هیچکس واقف نشد از ختم کار رفتگان
در پی این کاروان هم آتشی افتاده است
کعبه زرتشت- نقش رستم
#ایران #شیراز #نقش_رستم #کعبه_زرتشت #معماری #زرتشت #هخامنشیان #هنر #اوستا #آتشگاه #پرستش #سنگ #سفر #عکاسی #توریسم #ایرانگردی #تاریخ #persia #shiraz #zoroastrianism #architecture #achaemenid #art #avesta #worship #tripleh #photography #tourism #historical #trip
... هیچکس واقف نشد از ختم کار رفتگان در پی این کاروان هم آتشی افتاده است کعبه زرتشت- نقش رستم #ایران  #شیراز  #نقش_رستم  #کعبه_زرتشت  #معماری  #زرتشت  #هخامنشیان  #هنر  #اوستا  #آتشگاه  #پرستش  #سنگ  #سفر  #عکاسی  #توریسم  #ایرانگردی  #تاریخ  #persia  #shiraz  #zoroastrianism  #architecture  #achaemenid  #art  #avesta  #worship  #tripleh  #photography  #tourism  #historical  #trip 
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کتری نقره ای با تندیسهای بز ! 
هنر ناب ایران باستان 
یافت شده در جنوب غرب ایران 
قدمت ؛ 2800 سال پیش 
هم اکنون در موزه میهو ژاپن
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Silver kettle with goat's statues! 
Ancient Iranian art 
Found in Southwest of Iran 
Old; 2800 years ago;
Now in Japan's Miho Museum .
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#Iran
#Lurestan
#Khuzestan
#Fars
#Elam
#Bakhtiari
#Elamite
#Cassit
#Lolubi
#Casspien
#Pars
#Part
#Achaemenid
#Sassanid
#Elima
#Parthian
#Archeology
#History
#Civilization
#Ancient
#Art
. . کتری نقره ای با تندیسهای بز ! هنر ناب ایران باستان یافت شده در جنوب غرب ایران قدمت ؛ 2800 سال پیش هم اکنون در موزه میهو ژاپن . . Silver kettle with goat's statues! Ancient Iranian art Found in Southwest of Iran Old; 2800 years ago; Now in Japan's Miho Museum . . #Iran  #Lurestan  #Khuzestan  #Fars  #Elam  #Bakhtiari  #Elamite  #Cassit  #Lolubi  #Casspien  #Pars  #Part  #Achaemenid  #Sassanid  #Elima  #Parthian  #Archeology  #History  #Civilization  #Ancient  #Art 
Exactly a year ago I posted this photo of a beam of sunlight hitting the Darius relief at Bisotun. Still can't believe I got this shot! Or that it's been a year since I was in Iran lecturing on a tour for Spiekermann Travel. Very much looking forward to visiting the country again on the several tours I'll be doing there next year!
#bisotun #behistun #darius #kingdarius #achaemenid #relief #reliefsculpture #kermanshah #iran #sunbeam #ig_iran #amazingscenery #amazinglandscape #travelphotography #landscapephotography #naturalbeauty #Excellent_Asia #YourShotPhotographer #jaw_dropping_shots #gottolove_this  #allbeauty_addiction #lovetheworld #living_destinations #exceptional_pictures #earthcapture #largelandscapes #travellingthroughtheworld #earth_shotz #EarthCapture #beautifulworldscapes
Exactly a year ago I posted this photo of a beam of sunlight hitting the Darius relief at Bisotun. Still can't believe I got this shot! Or that it's been a year since I was in Iran lecturing on a tour for Spiekermann Travel. Very much looking forward to visiting the country again on the several tours I'll be doing there next year! #bisotun  #behistun  #darius  #kingdarius  #achaemenid  #relief  #reliefsculpture  #kermanshah  #iran  #sunbeam  #ig_iran  #amazingscenery  #amazinglandscape  #travelphotography  #landscapephotography  #naturalbeauty  #Excellent_Asia  #YourShotPhotographer  #jaw_dropping_shots  #gottolove_this   #allbeauty_addiction  #lovetheworld  #living_destinations  #exceptional_pictures  #earthcapture  #largelandscapes  #travellingthroughtheworld  #earth_shotz  #EarthCapture  #beautifulworldscapes 
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 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 
در فَرتور ( عکس ) داده شده نمادی از پیکره کوروش بزرگ در شهر سامان ( دوشنبه کنونی ) در کشور تاجیکستان دیده می شود ، کشوری که در راستای فرهنگ ایرانی و پاسداری از زبان پارسی بسیار می کوشد و مردمان آن دلبستگی فراوانی به شاهنشاهی سامانیان دارند به گونه ای شاه اسماعیل سامانی را پایه گذار دوباره فرهنگ ایرانی و گسترش دهنده زبان پارسی پس از تازش تازیان همانند رادمان ( یعقوب لیث صفاری ) و فردوسی بزرگ می دانند به همین روی نمادی از پیکره شاه اسماعیل سامانی را در شهر سامان می توان دید و نام کهن شهر دوشنبه هم با سامان سرشناس گردید . سامان کسی بود که در خوراسان کهن زندگی می کرد و تبار خود را به وَرَه ران ( وَهرام : بهرام ) چوبینَ می دانست و جانشینان او برای زنده نگه داشتن نام و یادش شاهنشاهی خود را سامانیان نامیدند

Statue of Achaemenian king of Iran Kourosh ( Cyrus ) the Great in Saman ( Somon : Dushanbe today ),Tajikistan

#کوروش_بزرگ #هخامنش #هخامنشی #هخامنشیان #آریایی #ایران_باستان #سامان #سامانیان #تاجیکستان #بهرام_چوبین #رادمان #cyrusthegreat #cyrus #achaemenid #achaemenian #tajikistan #somon #saman #samanian #cyrus
در فَرتور ( عکس ) داده شده نمادی از پیکره کوروش بزرگ در شهر سامان ( دوشنبه کنونی ) در کشور تاجیکستان دیده می شود ، کشوری که در راستای فرهنگ ایرانی و پاسداری از زبان پارسی بسیار می کوشد و مردمان آن دلبستگی فراوانی به شاهنشاهی سامانیان دارند به گونه ای شاه اسماعیل سامانی را پایه گذار دوباره فرهنگ ایرانی و گسترش دهنده زبان پارسی پس از تازش تازیان همانند رادمان ( یعقوب لیث صفاری ) و فردوسی بزرگ می دانند به همین روی نمادی از پیکره شاه اسماعیل سامانی را در شهر سامان می توان دید و نام کهن شهر دوشنبه هم با سامان سرشناس گردید . سامان کسی بود که در خوراسان کهن زندگی می کرد و تبار خود را به وَرَه ران ( وَهرام : بهرام ) چوبینَ می دانست و جانشینان او برای زنده نگه داشتن نام و یادش شاهنشاهی خود را سامانیان نامیدند Statue of Achaemenian king of Iran Kourosh ( Cyrus ) the Great in Saman ( Somon : Dushanbe today ),Tajikistan #کوروش_بزرگ  #هخامنش  #هخامنشی  #هخامنشیان  #آریایی  #ایران_باستان  #سامان  #سامانیان  #تاجیکستان  #بهرام_چوبین  #رادمان  #cyrusthegreat  #cyrus  #achaemenid  #achaemenian  #tajikistan  #somon  #saman  #samanian  #cyrus 
The first #Persian Empire (550 BC – 330 BC), called the #Achaemenid Empire, is known for having an elite force of soldiers. Named the “Immortals” by #Herodotus, this army consisted of a heavy infantry of 10,000 men, that never reduced in number or strength. The Immortals played an important role in Persian history, acting as both the Imperial Guard and the standing army during the expansion of the Persian Empire and the Greco-Persian Wars.The Immortals were called such because of the way in which the army was formed. When a member of the 10,000-strong force was killed or wounded, he was immediately replaced by someone else. This allowed for the infantry to remain cohesive and consistent in numbers, no matter what happened. Thus, from an outsider’s perspective, it would appear that each member of the infantry was ‘immortal’, and their replacement may have represented a resurrection of sorts. ((http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/immortals-elite-army-persian-empire-never-grew-weak-002321))
The first #Persian  Empire (550 BC – 330 BC), called the #Achaemenid  Empire, is known for having an elite force of soldiers. Named the “Immortals” by #Herodotus , this army consisted of a heavy infantry of 10,000 men, that never reduced in number or strength. The Immortals played an important role in Persian history, acting as both the Imperial Guard and the standing army during the expansion of the Persian Empire and the Greco-Persian Wars.The Immortals were called such because of the way in which the army was formed. When a member of the 10,000-strong force was killed or wounded, he was immediately replaced by someone else. This allowed for the infantry to remain cohesive and consistent in numbers, no matter what happened. Thus, from an outsider’s perspective, it would appear that each member of the infantry was ‘immortal’, and their replacement may have represented a resurrection of sorts. ((http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/immortals-elite-army-persian-empire-never-grew-weak-002321))
Persepolis (Persian: پرسپولیس) was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.
Persepolis (Persian: پرسپولیس) was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.
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 : @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  : @natgeo
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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.[26] 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.

@instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo 
#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
#Repost  @simonnorfolkstudio (@get_repost) ・・・ 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.[26] 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. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo #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 
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🌟 تخت جمشید ، ایران 🌟
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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.

Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio

#documentaryphotography #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars #party #worldparty  #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects  #lighting #dariusthegreat
#تخت_جمشید#شیراز#پرسپولیس#ایران
#عکاسی#عکس#photo#photography
#oz#axtudio_oz#oz
. 🌟 تخت جمشید ، ایران 🌟 . 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. Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio #documentaryphotography  #archaeology  #iran  #Persian  #Persianempire  #Persepolis  #Achaemenid  #Achaemenidempire  #history  #worldheritage  #worldheritagesite  #shiraz  #fars  #party  #worldparty  #documentary  #igtravel  #visualarchitects  #lighting  #dariusthegreat  #تخت_جمشید #شیراز #پرسپولیس #ایران  #عکاسی #عکس #photo #photography  #oz #axtudio_oz #oz 
The Persian Immortals of Achaemenid Empire #persian#warrior#achaemenid#empire
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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.
#Shiraz #Persia #Persian #BeautifulIran #myhome #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars # #party #worldparty #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects #lighting #dusk #dariusthegreat #darius
#Repost  @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ 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. #Shiraz  #Persia  #Persian  #BeautifulIran  #myhome  #documentaryphotography  #simonnorfolk  #archaeology  #iran  #Persian  #Persianempire  #Persepolis  #shah  #Achaemenid  #Achaemenidempire  #history  #heritage  #worldheritage  #worldheritagesite  #shiraz  #fars  # #party  #worldparty  #documentary  #igtravel  #visualarchitects  #lighting  #dusk  #dariusthegreat  #darius 
Repost @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.

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Repost @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. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo #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
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.[26] 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 .

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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.[26] 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 
Achaemenid dynasty tombs (500-330 BC) and Sassanid rock reliefs, one of the most spectacular ancient sites 📍🔝🇮🇷 #naqsh#iran#travelphotography#nofilter#blueskies#achaemenid#sassanid#persianhistory#persiancivilization#persian#ancient#unesco#tombs#trip2017#aroundtheworld#loveiran#rock#necropolis#farsprovince#achaemenidkings
LEARNING SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY

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.[26] 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 .

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#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 #LearningSomethingNewEveryday
LEARNING SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY 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.[26] 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  #LearningSomethingNewEveryday 
#مرگ و سرانجام از #نگاه #زرتشت 
پس از روی دادن پدیده مرگ که براستی مفهوم آن "دگرسانی"یا"زایش دوباره"و یا"پیشروی" میباشد.
دگرگونی تن که همان اندامهای بدن انسان است پس از مرگ بر اثر بادوهواوجانوران وحشره ها پوسیده شده و به شکل "آخشیجی"(عنصری)از هم پاشیده شده و هر آخشیجی به سر چشمه خودباز میگردد .(هر عنصر به جایگاه اولیه خود برمیگردد)در فلسفه زرتشتی هر آخشیجی(عنصر)پس از درآمیختن با دیگر عناصر پیکره جدیدی را میسازندو به هر دلیلی کوچکترین ذره آن از بین نمیرود. 
پس از مرگ تنی،"فروهر"که ازسرچشمه وجزیی از خود اهورامزداست،برای راهنمایی و روشن نمودن راه پیشرفت در درون انسان کار میکرد به سرچشمه و ذات خود بازمیگردد وفقط می ماند آگاهی و روان که هر آموزه هایی از دنیای"گیتایی(مادی)باخود به همراه برده است میشود کارنامه زندگی انسان و"درجه"و "پایه ی"تکاملی روان که آغازی است برای ادامه راه تکاملی در دنیای دیگر،و باید به روشنی بیان کرد که بر پایه ی آموزش های "گاتها"،
(نتیجه تمامی کردارهای انسان به او باز میگردد و از آنها رهایی نیست).
#گاتها #فروهر #سرانجام #چلیپا #نشان_مرگ #گیتایی #مینوی #آتشکده #معبد #هخامنش #دفن #بعدازمرگ #آخشیج #عنصر #زایش #عمر_انسان #اوستا #دگرسانی 
#thecross #zoroastrianism #avesta #death #theold #achaemenid
#مرگ  و سرانجام از #نگاه  #زرتشت  پس از روی دادن پدیده مرگ که براستی مفهوم آن "دگرسانی"یا"زایش دوباره"و یا"پیشروی" میباشد. دگرگونی تن که همان اندامهای بدن انسان است پس از مرگ بر اثر بادوهواوجانوران وحشره ها پوسیده شده و به شکل "آخشیجی"(عنصری)از هم پاشیده شده و هر آخشیجی به سر چشمه خودباز میگردد .(هر عنصر به جایگاه اولیه خود برمیگردد)در فلسفه زرتشتی هر آخشیجی(عنصر)پس از درآمیختن با دیگر عناصر پیکره جدیدی را میسازندو به هر دلیلی کوچکترین ذره آن از بین نمیرود. پس از مرگ تنی،"فروهر"که ازسرچشمه وجزیی از خود اهورامزداست،برای راهنمایی و روشن نمودن راه پیشرفت در درون انسان کار میکرد به سرچشمه و ذات خود بازمیگردد وفقط می ماند آگاهی و روان که هر آموزه هایی از دنیای"گیتایی(مادی)باخود به همراه برده است میشود کارنامه زندگی انسان و"درجه"و "پایه ی"تکاملی روان که آغازی است برای ادامه راه تکاملی در دنیای دیگر،و باید به روشنی بیان کرد که بر پایه ی آموزش های "گاتها"، (نتیجه تمامی کردارهای انسان به او باز میگردد و از آنها رهایی نیست). #گاتها  #فروهر  #سرانجام  #چلیپا  #نشان_مرگ  #گیتایی  #مینوی  #آتشکده  #معبد  #هخامنش  #دفن  #بعدازمرگ  #آخشیج  #عنصر  #زایش  #عمر_انسان  #اوستا  #دگرسانی  #thecross  #zoroastrianism  #avesta  #death  #theold  #achaemenid 
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.[26] 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 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.[26] 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 
From my early childhood I have interested in Ancient Egypt. Now I would like to  remember a peace from my favorite move where Ser Brandon Fraser  rescues a beautiful girl from angry mummy👻
С самого раннего детства я имею интерес к Древнему Египту. Сейчас мне бы хотелось вспомнить кусочек из моего любимого фильма,  где Брендон Фрейзер спасает прекрасную девушку,  от злой мумии😂
#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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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
From my early childhood I have interested in Ancient Egypt. Now I would like to remember a peace from my favorite move where Ser Brandon Fraser rescues a beautiful girl from angry mummy👻 С самого раннего детства я имею интерес к Древнему Египту. Сейчас мне бы хотелось вспомнить кусочек из моего любимого фильма, где Брендон Фрейзер спасает прекрасную девушку, от злой мумии😂 #Repost  @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ 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 
Repost @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.
Here, photographed on my second assignment for National Geographic Magazine in 2008, Naqsh-e Rustam is the Acropolis of the great Persian kings of the 5th and 4th century BCE with the high tombs of Darius II, Ataxerxes I and Xerxes I. The site is near the ruined city of Persepolis, not far from Shiraz in western Iran.
In the foreground is the mysterious Ka’be-ye Zartosht which has been thought to be either a tomb, a sacred library or possibly a chamber for the keeping of holy fire.
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Repost @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. Here, photographed on my second assignment for National Geographic Magazine in 2008, Naqsh-e Rustam is the Acropolis of the great Persian kings of the 5th and 4th century BCE with the high tombs of Darius II, Ataxerxes I and Xerxes I. The site is near the ruined city of Persepolis, not far from Shiraz in western Iran. In the foreground is the mysterious Ka’be-ye Zartosht which has been thought to be either a tomb, a sacred library or possibly a chamber for the keeping of holy fire. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo #documentaryphotography  #simonnorfolk  #archaeology  #iran  #Persian  #Persianempire  #Persepolis  #shah  #Achaemenid  #Achaemenidempire  #history  #heritage  #worldheritage  #worldheritagesite  #Shiraz  #Fars  #defense  #party  #worldparty  #simonnorfolkstudio  #documentary  #igtravel  #visualarchitects  @simonnorfolkstudio #sacred  Ataxerxes #Darius  # Naqsh-e-Rustam #holyfire  #tombs 
Repost @simonnorfolkstudio "On this day (October 12th-) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran opened 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.

I took this image at Persepolis in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine.

The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. The uneven plan of the terrace, including the foundation, acted like a castle, whose angled walls enabled its defenders to target any section of the external front. The complex had three walls with ramparts,each with towers providing a protected space for defence personnel. The first wall was 7m (23ft) high, the second, 14m (46ft) and the third wall, which covered all four sides, was 27 metres (89ft) in height. 
No presence of the wall exists in modern times. 
UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979

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Repost @simonnorfolkstudio "On this day (October 12th-) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran opened 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. I took this image at Persepolis in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. The uneven plan of the terrace, including the foundation, acted like a castle, whose angled walls enabled its defenders to target any section of the external front. The complex had three walls with ramparts,each with towers providing a protected space for defence personnel. The first wall was 7m (23ft) high, the second, 14m (46ft) and the third wall, which covered all four sides, was 27 metres (89ft) in height. No presence of the wall exists in modern times. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979 Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo #documentaryphotography  #simonnorfolk  #archaeology  #iran  #Persian  #Persianempire  #Persepolis  #shah  #Achaemenid  #Achaemenidempire  #history  #heritage  #worldheritage  #worldheritagesite  #shiraz  #fars  #wall  #defence  #defense  #party  #worldparty  #simonnorfolkstudio  #documentary  #igtravel  #visualarchitects  @simonnorfolkstudio @unesco #unesco 
در دستگاه سازمانی داریوش بزرگ در نزدیک به دو هزار و پانسد سال پیش زنان دارای آسایه ( مرخصی ) زایمان بودند و در هنگام آسایه هفتاد درسَد ( درصد ) دستمزد ماهانه خود را می گرفتند . دستکی ( سندی ) از رویه های ( لوح های ) گِلی به جامانده از پارسه هستی دارد که یکی از این زنان در هنگام آسایه زایمان بیست بِن (  یکای شمارش جو در ایران باستان که هر بن یک لیتر می شد ) جو و گندم از سی بِن دستمزد ماهانه خود را برای هنگام پنج ماه دریافت کرده است . برای نگهداری نوزادان بانوانی هم که در کارگاه های پارسه کار می کردند گاهواره کودک ( مهد کودک ) گشایش شده بود که نوزادان را در هنگام کار کردن بانوان ، نگهداری می کرد و برای پرورانندگان ( مربیان ) این گاهواره کودک بر پایه دستک هایی که می باشد ، دستمزدهایی نمایان گشته بود .

بُن مایه :
نوشتار ( مقاله ) " مدیریت در ایران باستان - آشنایی با نظام مدیریت اداری داریوش " به نگارندگی رحمت الله حسین بر ، ماهنامه تدبیر ، آبان هشتاد و هفت ، شماره سد و نود و هشت ، برگ 144 و 145

چون نام نوشتار ها ( مقاله ها ) و نسک های ( کتاب های ) بن مایه با آن شناخته شده و نمی توان در پارسی نوشتن واژه های آن دست برد بیک( اما ) در زیر پارسی آن را یادآور می شویم :
دستگاه ، سازگان ( نظام ) 
گردانندگی ( مدیریت )
سازمانی ( اداری )
راهکار ، چاره اندیش ( تدبیر )

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در دستگاه سازمانی داریوش بزرگ در نزدیک به دو هزار و پانسد سال پیش زنان دارای آسایه ( مرخصی ) زایمان بودند و در هنگام آسایه هفتاد درسَد ( درصد ) دستمزد ماهانه خود را می گرفتند . دستکی ( سندی ) از رویه های ( لوح های ) گِلی به جامانده از پارسه هستی دارد که یکی از این زنان در هنگام آسایه زایمان بیست بِن ( یکای شمارش جو در ایران باستان که هر بن یک لیتر می شد ) جو و گندم از سی بِن دستمزد ماهانه خود را برای هنگام پنج ماه دریافت کرده است . برای نگهداری نوزادان بانوانی هم که در کارگاه های پارسه کار می کردند گاهواره کودک ( مهد کودک ) گشایش شده بود که نوزادان را در هنگام کار کردن بانوان ، نگهداری می کرد و برای پرورانندگان ( مربیان ) این گاهواره کودک بر پایه دستک هایی که می باشد ، دستمزدهایی نمایان گشته بود . بُن مایه : نوشتار ( مقاله ) " مدیریت در ایران باستان - آشنایی با نظام مدیریت اداری داریوش " به نگارندگی رحمت الله حسین بر ، ماهنامه تدبیر ، آبان هشتاد و هفت ، شماره سد و نود و هشت ، برگ 144 و 145 چون نام نوشتار ها ( مقاله ها ) و نسک های ( کتاب های ) بن مایه با آن شناخته شده و نمی توان در پارسی نوشتن واژه های آن دست برد بیک( اما ) در زیر پارسی آن را یادآور می شویم : دستگاه ، سازگان ( نظام ) گردانندگی ( مدیریت ) سازمانی ( اداری ) راهکار ، چاره اندیش ( تدبیر ) #داریوش_بزرگ  #ایران_باستان  #هخامنش  #هخامنشی  #هخامنشیان  #آریایی  #تخت_جمشید  #پارسه  #زرتشت  #ancientiran  #dariush  #darius  #dariusthegreat  #achaemenid  #achaemenian  #takhtejamshid  #parseh  #persepolis  #zaratustra 
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.[26] 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 . @natgeo
Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

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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.[26] 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 . @natgeo Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio 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 
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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.[26] 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 .

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#Repost  @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ 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.[26] 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 
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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.[26] 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 .

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#Repost  @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ 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.[26] 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 
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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 .

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.[26] 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 .

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Repost from @natgeo 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 . 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.[26] 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  #alexanderthegreat  #dariusthegreat  #darius  #iran  #Persian_gulf  #dumb_potus 
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@simonnorfolkstudio On this day (October 12th-) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran opened 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.
The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. The uneven plan of the terrace, including the foundation, acted like a castle, whose angled walls enabled its defenders to target any section of the external front. The complex had three walls with ramparts,each with towers providing a protected space for defence personnel. The first wall was 7m (23ft) high, the second, 14m (46ft) and the third wall, which covered all four sides, was 27 metres (89ft) in height. 
No presence of the wall exists in modern times. 
UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979
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@realiriran @simonnorfolkstudio On this day (October 12th-) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran opened 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. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. The uneven plan of the terrace, including the foundation, acted like a castle, whose angled walls enabled its defenders to target any section of the external front. The complex had three walls with ramparts,each with towers providing a protected space for defence personnel. The first wall was 7m (23ft) high, the second, 14m (46ft) and the third wall, which covered all four sides, was 27 metres (89ft) in height. No presence of the wall exists in modern times. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979 تخت جمشید - شیراز - ایران . . . . . Follow & Tag :☟ @realiriran #realiriran  . . . . . . . . #documentaryphotography  #fbf  #archaeology  #iran  #Persian  #Persianempire  #Persepolis  #shah  #Achaemenid  #Achaemenidempire  #documentary  #igtravel  #visualarchitects  #unesco  #تخت  جمشید #پرسپولیس  #ایران  #تاریخی  #فالو 
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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.[26] 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.

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#Repost  @simonnorfolkstudio (@get_repost) ・・・ 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.[26] 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. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo #documentaryphotography  #simonnorfolk  #archaeology  #iran  #Persian  #Persianempire  #Persepolis  #shah  #Achaemenid  #Achaemenidempire  #history  #heritage  #worldheritage  #worldheritagesite  #shiraz  #fars  # #simonnorfolkstudio 
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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 (Darius the great) built the greatest palace at Persepolis on the western side of platform. This palace was called the Apadana.[26] 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.

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#Repost  @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ 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 (Darius the great) built the greatest palace at Persepolis on the western side of platform. This palace was called the Apadana.[26] 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 
@Regrann from @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.[26] 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 .

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@Regrann from @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.[26] 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  #alexanderthegreat  #dariusthegreat  #darius 
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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.[26] 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.

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#Rp  @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.[26] 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  #alexanderthegreat  #dariusthegreat  #darius  darius #oursocalledfather  #achaemenid 
#Repost from @natgeo with ... 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.[26] 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.

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#Repost  from @natgeo with ... 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.[26] 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  #alexanderthegreat  #dariusthegreat  #darius 
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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.[26] 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.

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From @simonnorfolkstudio 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.[26] 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. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo #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  #alexanderthegreat  #dariusthegreat  #darius 
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 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 
#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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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

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#Repost  @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ 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  #alexanderthegreat  #dariusthegreat  #darius 
THIS IS KURDISTAN | ROJHILAT - Part 7

Part 7 of "ROJHILAT" also focuses on Kirmaşan, but this time on some of the province's most ancient and unique monuments.

Kirmaşan was one of the most important centers of the Achaemenid and Sassanid Empires. As such, many rulers of these empires decided to leave their mark in this ancient Kurdish region. This might be why Kirmaşan province has more nationally registered monuments per capita than any other province in Iran; almost 2,000 of the province's historic monuments are considered of national importance. Even though Kirmaşan's population is less than 2 million, the province has 6 UNESCO-listed monuments (and more are qualified), which is more than most countries in the world have.

Some of the ancient monuments presented in this short clip are the Temple of Anahita in Kangavar, the 2600 years old Bisotun Inscription, the Silk Road Caravanserai beneath sacred Mount Bisotun, Taq-e Bostan, and the Statue of Hercules.

Music: "Shirin Shirin" by Shahram Nazeri

Click on the link below or the link in my bio for the full "ROJHILAT" video in FULL HD!

https://goo.gl/Yv3124

#Kurdish_Heritage #Kurdistan #Kurdish #Kurds #کوردستان #Rojhilat 
#Kirmaşan #Kermanshah #کرمانشاه #ShahramNazeri #کرماشان #SilkRoad #Caravanserai #Architecture #Achaemenid #Iran #Persia #UNESCO #Bisotun #Bêstûn #Kangavar #Anahita #Mystery #Antiquity #History #Heritage #Hercules #TaqBostan #Culture #Monuments
THIS IS KURDISTAN | ROJHILAT - Part 7 Part 7 of "ROJHILAT" also focuses on Kirmaşan, but this time on some of the province's most ancient and unique monuments. Kirmaşan was one of the most important centers of the Achaemenid and Sassanid Empires. As such, many rulers of these empires decided to leave their mark in this ancient Kurdish region. This might be why Kirmaşan province has more nationally registered monuments per capita than any other province in Iran; almost 2,000 of the province's historic monuments are considered of national importance. Even though Kirmaşan's population is less than 2 million, the province has 6 UNESCO-listed monuments (and more are qualified), which is more than most countries in the world have. Some of the ancient monuments presented in this short clip are the Temple of Anahita in Kangavar, the 2600 years old Bisotun Inscription, the Silk Road Caravanserai beneath sacred Mount Bisotun, Taq-e Bostan, and the Statue of Hercules. Music: "Shirin Shirin" by Shahram Nazeri Click on the link below or the link in my bio for the full "ROJHILAT" video in FULL HD! https://goo.gl/Yv3124 #Kurdish_Heritage  #Kurdistan  #Kurdish  #Kurds  #کوردستان  #Rojhilat  #Kirmaşan  #Kermanshah  #کرمانشاه  #ShahramNazeri  #کرماشان  #SilkRoad  #Caravanserai  #Architecture  #Achaemenid  #Iran  #Persia  #UNESCO  #Bisotun  #Bêstûn  #Kangavar  #Anahita  #Mystery  #Antiquity  #History  #Heritage  #Hercules  #TaqBostan  #Culture  #Monuments 
#Persepolis, the capital of #Achaemenid #Persia , which was destroyed by #AlexanderTheGreat 🐴 It’s pretty exciting to see some old stuffs after learning the history🤓 #好曬 #好正
@Regrann from @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. 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 #alexanderthegreat #dariusthegreat #darius
@Regrann from @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. 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  #alexanderthegreat  #dariusthegreat  #darius 
Absolute Monarchy 
King of kings  Persian
.

Cyrus the great 529-559 (BC) .

Darius ||| 330-336 (BC) 
#achaemenid #zoroastrian
Absolute Monarchy King of kings Persian . Cyrus the great 529-559 (BC) . Darius ||| 330-336 (BC) #achaemenid  #zoroastrian 
تعدادي از آثار تاريخي ايران در موزه لوور پاريس.اين بخش از نظر من،يكي از جذاب ترين بخش هاي موزه هست.البته عكس هيچ وقت مثل ديدن يك اثر تاريخي از نزديك نميشه.
#louvremusee #lovelyfrance🇫🇷 #iran #achaemenid #achaemeniddynasty #architecture #persepolis #achaemenidsoldiers #iransectionoflouvremuseum #ancient #ancientiran #historyofiran #photography #photo
تعدادي از آثار تاريخي ايران در موزه لوور پاريس.اين بخش از نظر من،يكي از جذاب ترين بخش هاي موزه هست.البته عكس هيچ وقت مثل ديدن يك اثر تاريخي از نزديك نميشه. #louvremusee  #lovelyfrance 🇫🇷 #iran  #achaemenid  #achaemeniddynasty  #architecture  #persepolis  #achaemenidsoldiers  #iransectionoflouvremuseum  #ancient  #ancientiran  #historyofiran  #photography  #photo 
Il était une fois à Persepolis.../Once upon a time in Persepolis...🇮🇷💚❤️ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖#latergram #nofilter #archeology #iran #persian #persianempire #persepolis #achaemenid #history #worldheritage #fars #igtravel #exploreiran #photographer #instatravel #instatravelling #travelphotography #traveling #travelpics #travelingram #travelphoto #traveler #travel #traveladdict #traveller #irantravel #middleast #amazing #wonderful #unesco @unesco
Il était une fois à Persepolis.../Once upon a time in Persepolis...🇮🇷💚❤️ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖#latergram  #nofilter  #archeology  #iran  #persian  #persianempire  #persepolis  #achaemenid  #history  #worldheritage  #fars  #igtravel  #exploreiran  #photographer  #instatravel  #instatravelling  #travelphotography  #traveling  #travelpics  #travelingram  #travelphoto  #traveler  #travel  #traveladdict  #traveller  #irantravel  #middleast  #amazing  #wonderful  #unesco  @unesco
تسخیر بابل (بخش بیست و یکم - بخش پایانی)
بعد از اسکان یهودی‌ها در یوده و اورشلیم، موقع ساختن هیکل فرا رسید. یهودی‌ها می‌گفتند که میل دارند معبد جدید آن‌ها مثل معبد سابق که سلیمان آن را ساخت بنا شود. کورش درخواست آن‌ها را پذیرفت و آن نقشه را اساس کار ساختمان هیکل قرار داد، ولی موارد نقص آن نقشه را هم به نظر یهودیان رسانید.
بنای معبد دوم مدت بیست و دو سال طول کشید و در دوره سلطنت داریوش اول به پایان رسید و به همین جهت بعضی تصور کرده اند که معبد دوم قوم اسرائیل را داریوش اول ساخته است، در صورتی که بانی آن معبد کورش بود.
ویل دورانت در کتاب تاریخ تمدن خود می‌گوید که کورش از این جهت یهودی‌ها را آزاد کرد و آن‌ها را به اورشلیم فرستاد و کمک کرد تا معبد دوم را بسازند که قصد داشت به مصر حمله‌ور شود و می‌دانست که هنگام حمله به کشور مصر باید از یوده بگذرد و امیدوار بود که هنگام عبور از یوده برای رفتن به مصر، یهودی‌ها به او کمک نمایند.
اگر این طور هم باشد ارزش آزاد کردن یهودیان از طرف کورش از بین نمی‌رود و هر کس در هر دوره از اعصار تاریخی نسبت به یک قوم مساعدت کرده، مورد محبت آن قوم قرار گرفته و آن‌ها هنگام ضرورت، در صورت توانایی به کمکش شتافته‌اند. ولی کورش نتوانست به مصر برود و بعد از وی پسرش "کمبوجیه" به مصر رفت و هنگامی که در مصر بود رییس ستاد ارتش وی (به اصطلاح امروز) داریوش نام داشت و هم اوست که بعد از کمبوجیه پادشاه ایران شد. 
#Cyrus_the_Great
‏#my.persia
‏#Persia
‏#Pars
‏#Iran
‏#History
‏#Persian_Gulf
#Achaemenid
#کورش_بزرگ
#کوروش_کبیر
#هخامنشیان
#ایران_من
#پرشیا
#پارس
#ایران
#تاریخ
#تاریخ_ایران
#شاخاب_پارس
#خلیج_پارس
#منشور_آزادی
#استوانه_پارسوماش
تسخیر بابل (بخش بیست و یکم - بخش پایانی) بعد از اسکان یهودی‌ها در یوده و اورشلیم، موقع ساختن هیکل فرا رسید. یهودی‌ها می‌گفتند که میل دارند معبد جدید آن‌ها مثل معبد سابق که سلیمان آن را ساخت بنا شود. کورش درخواست آن‌ها را پذیرفت و آن نقشه را اساس کار ساختمان هیکل قرار داد، ولی موارد نقص آن نقشه را هم به نظر یهودیان رسانید. بنای معبد دوم مدت بیست و دو سال طول کشید و در دوره سلطنت داریوش اول به پایان رسید و به همین جهت بعضی تصور کرده اند که معبد دوم قوم اسرائیل را داریوش اول ساخته است، در صورتی که بانی آن معبد کورش بود. ویل دورانت در کتاب تاریخ تمدن خود می‌گوید که کورش از این جهت یهودی‌ها را آزاد کرد و آن‌ها را به اورشلیم فرستاد و کمک کرد تا معبد دوم را بسازند که قصد داشت به مصر حمله‌ور شود و می‌دانست که هنگام حمله به کشور مصر باید از یوده بگذرد و امیدوار بود که هنگام عبور از یوده برای رفتن به مصر، یهودی‌ها به او کمک نمایند. اگر این طور هم باشد ارزش آزاد کردن یهودیان از طرف کورش از بین نمی‌رود و هر کس در هر دوره از اعصار تاریخی نسبت به یک قوم مساعدت کرده، مورد محبت آن قوم قرار گرفته و آن‌ها هنگام ضرورت، در صورت توانایی به کمکش شتافته‌اند. ولی کورش نتوانست به مصر برود و بعد از وی پسرش "کمبوجیه" به مصر رفت و هنگامی که در مصر بود رییس ستاد ارتش وی (به اصطلاح امروز) داریوش نام داشت و هم اوست که بعد از کمبوجیه پادشاه ایران شد. #Cyrus_the_Great  ‏#my .persia ‏#Persia  ‏#Pars  ‏#Iran  ‏#History  ‏#Persian_Gulf  #Achaemenid  #کورش_بزرگ  #کوروش_کبیر  #هخامنشیان  #ایران_من  #پرشیا  #پارس  #ایران  #تاریخ  #تاریخ_ایران  #شاخاب_پارس  #خلیج_پارس  #منشور_آزادی  #استوانه_پارسوماش 
The tomb of #Cyrus the Great at #Pasargadae #Iran #achaemenid #travel
تسخیر بابل (بخش بیستم)
عده‌ای از یهودیان که در بابل دارای عائله بودند و بضاعت و سرمایه‌ای داشتند و نمی‌خواستند که زندگی منظم خود را رها نمایند در بابل ماندند و قسمتی از کلیمی‌های امروزی بین النهرین، به احتمال از نژاد آن‌ها هستند. بقیه که چهل و دو هزار نفر بودند، راه یوده و اورشلیم را پیش گرفتند. قبل از این‌که یهودی‌ها از بابل حرکت کنند کورش با موافقت خودِ کلیمی‌ها مقرر داشت که نوه زوروبل سرپرست یهودی‌ها باشد و بعد از این‌که وارد یوده شدند، پادشاه یوده و اورشلیم شود.
روزی که یهودیان برای مراجعه به یوده و اورشلیم از بابل به راه افتادند اشک می‌ریختند، ولی گریه آن‌ها گریه شادی بود و دسته‌جمعی سرود می‌خواندند.
کورش به یهودی‌ها گفت که اگر بخواهند با هم به سوی یوده به راه بیفتند در راه از حیث آذوقه و آب و علیق برای چهارپایان دچار عسرت خواهند شد و بهتر آن است که با کاروان‌های کوچک‌تر حرکت کنند که بعد از رسیدن به آبادی‌های کوچک از حیث آذوقه و آب و علیق در مضیقه نباشند. یهودیان اندرز کورش را پذیرفتند و پادشاه ایران با هر دسته از یهودی‌ها عده‌ای سرباز فرستاد که در راه محافظ آنان باشند تا وقتی که به یوده برسند.
وقتی یهودیان به یوده رسیدند زمین‌های کشاورزی و خانه‌های خود را در تصرف دیگران دیدند، زیرا بعد از این‌که بخت‌النصر یهودیان را از یوده و اورشلیم به بابل برد، زمین‌های کشاورزی و خانه‌های آن‌ها به دست دیگران افتاد و کورش که می‌خواست مزارع و خانه‌ها را از تصرف دیگران خارج نماید، از کیسه فتوت خود برای یهودی‌ها زمین‌های کشاورزی خریداری کرد و به آن‌ها خانه داد تا این‌که به عهدی که کرده بود به طور کامل وفا نماید. 
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تسخیر بابل (بخش بیستم) عده‌ای از یهودیان که در بابل دارای عائله بودند و بضاعت و سرمایه‌ای داشتند و نمی‌خواستند که زندگی منظم خود را رها نمایند در بابل ماندند و قسمتی از کلیمی‌های امروزی بین النهرین، به احتمال از نژاد آن‌ها هستند. بقیه که چهل و دو هزار نفر بودند، راه یوده و اورشلیم را پیش گرفتند. قبل از این‌که یهودی‌ها از بابل حرکت کنند کورش با موافقت خودِ کلیمی‌ها مقرر داشت که نوه زوروبل سرپرست یهودی‌ها باشد و بعد از این‌که وارد یوده شدند، پادشاه یوده و اورشلیم شود. روزی که یهودیان برای مراجعه به یوده و اورشلیم از بابل به راه افتادند اشک می‌ریختند، ولی گریه آن‌ها گریه شادی بود و دسته‌جمعی سرود می‌خواندند. کورش به یهودی‌ها گفت که اگر بخواهند با هم به سوی یوده به راه بیفتند در راه از حیث آذوقه و آب و علیق برای چهارپایان دچار عسرت خواهند شد و بهتر آن است که با کاروان‌های کوچک‌تر حرکت کنند که بعد از رسیدن به آبادی‌های کوچک از حیث آذوقه و آب و علیق در مضیقه نباشند. یهودیان اندرز کورش را پذیرفتند و پادشاه ایران با هر دسته از یهودی‌ها عده‌ای سرباز فرستاد که در راه محافظ آنان باشند تا وقتی که به یوده برسند. وقتی یهودیان به یوده رسیدند زمین‌های کشاورزی و خانه‌های خود را در تصرف دیگران دیدند، زیرا بعد از این‌که بخت‌النصر یهودیان را از یوده و اورشلیم به بابل برد، زمین‌های کشاورزی و خانه‌های آن‌ها به دست دیگران افتاد و کورش که می‌خواست مزارع و خانه‌ها را از تصرف دیگران خارج نماید، از کیسه فتوت خود برای یهودی‌ها زمین‌های کشاورزی خریداری کرد و به آن‌ها خانه داد تا این‌که به عهدی که کرده بود به طور کامل وفا نماید. #Cyrus_the_Great  ‏#my .persia ‏#Persia  ‏#Pars  ‏#Iran  ‏#History  ‏#Persian_Gulf  #Achaemenid  #کورش_بزرگ  #کوروش_کبیر  #هخامنشیان  #ایران_من  #پرشیا  #پارس  #ایران  #تاریخ  #تاریخ_ایران  #شاخاب_پارس  #خلیج_پارس  #منشور_آزادی  #استوانه_پارسوماش 
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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.

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@natgeotravel @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. 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  #alexanderthegreat  #dariusthegreat  #darius 
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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

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#Repost  @natgeo (@get_repost) ・・・ 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  #alexanderthegreat  #dariusthegreat  #darius 
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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 #alexanderthegreat #dariusthegreat #darius
Thank you @natgeo #tehran  #iran  #تهران  # ایران #MR7  ・・・ 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  #alexanderthegreat  #dariusthegreat  #darius