Persia and the West: An Archaeological Investigation of the Genesis of Achaemenid Persian Art
1 Jan 2000
Thames & Hudson Ltd
In the 6th century BC the early kings of the Archaemenid Persian empire, Cyrus the Great and Darius sought a new style of monumental architecture and sculpture with which to decorate their capital cities and express their mastery of the known world. This book seeks to trace the origins of this style.