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The Concept of Monument in Achaemenid Empire
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Название: The Concept of Monument in Achaemenid Empire
Автор: Mehr Azar Soheil
Издательство: Routledge
ISBN: 1138055921
Год: 2019
Формат: PDF
Страниц: 230
Для сайта: mirlib.ru
Размер: 33,7 МБ
Язык: Английский

The aim of this book is to explore the significance of the concept of ‘monument' in the context of the Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BC), with particular reference to the Royal Ensemble of Persepolis, founded by Darius I and built together with his son Xerxes. While Persepolis was built as an ‘intentional monument', it had already become an ‘historic monument' during the Achaemenid period. It maintained its symbolic significance in the following centuries even after its destruction by Alexander of Macedonia in 330 BC. The purpose of building Persepolis was to establish a symbol and a common reference for the peoples of the Empire with the Achaemenid Dynasty, transmitting significant messages and values such as peace, stability, grandeur and praise for the dynastic figure of the king as the protector of values and fighting falsehood.








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