may 16, 489 BC - Audience Hall (apadana) of Darius and Xerxes
Known for monumental architecture at this time.
Persian kings established monumental centers like Persepolis.
Achaemenid Empire - First Persian Empire; founded by Cyrus the Great.
Persian kings employed art and architecture to craft messages that helped to reinforce their claims to power and depict, iconographically, Persian rule.
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