This ClipArt gallery offers 28 images of Persia, including Persian architecture and landmarks.

"Persian bas-relief, from Pesepolis." —D'Anvers, 1895

Persian bas-relief

"Persian bas-relief, from Pesepolis." —D'Anvers, 1895

"The Rock of Behistun." — Quackenbos, 1882

Behistun

"The Rock of Behistun." — Quackenbos, 1882

"Brass Vase, pierced and gilt; 17th century Persian work." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Brass Vase

"Brass Vase, pierced and gilt; 17th century Persian work." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

The columns in the ruins of Persepolis are circular and slender, and have capitals and bases. The capital generally consists of two half-horses or bulls, whose fore feet overlap the border of the shaft, and which are placed back to back.

Capital and Entablature from the Rock Tomb of Darius

The columns in the ruins of Persepolis are circular and slender, and have capitals and bases. The capital…

Other capitals are more compact, where from the lower part, which is in the shape of a globular vessel, rises a slender cup, supporting a lofty member with double volutes or scrolls on the four sides, which correspond with those of the Grecian Ionic capitals, but which are introduced not horizontally but perpendicularly. The base consists of fillets and a leaf-covered torus resting on a circular path.

Capital from the Ruins of Persepolis

Other capitals are more compact, where from the lower part, which is in the shape of a globular vessel,…

Other capitals are more compact, where from the lower part, which is in the shape of a globular vessel, rises a slender cup, supporting a lofty member with double volutes or scrolls on the four sides, which correspond with those of the Grecian Ionic capitals, but which are introduced not horizontally but perpendicularly. The base consists of fillets and a leaf-covered torus resting on a circular path.

Restored Capital from the Ruins of Persepolis

Other capitals are more compact, where from the lower part, which is in the shape of a globular vessel,…

An illustration of a hieroglyphic depicting captive insurgents being brought before Darius.

Captive Insurgents Brought Before Darius

An illustration of a hieroglyphic depicting captive insurgents being brought before Darius.

"The Tomb of Darius, cut in the cliff at Nakshi Rustam, near Persepolis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Darius

"The Tomb of Darius, cut in the cliff at Nakshi Rustam, near Persepolis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

Darius, the Persian king. Above, the symbol of Ormuzd.

Darius

Darius, the Persian king. Above, the symbol of Ormuzd.

An illustration of a king in combat with a monster from Persepolis.

King in Combat with Monster

An illustration of a king in combat with a monster from Persepolis.

Persepolitan architecture is noted for its use of wooden columns. Architects resorted to stone only when the largest cedars of Lebanon or teak trees of India did not fulfill the required sizes. Column bases and capitals were made of stone, even on wooden shafts, but the existence of wooden capitals is probable.

Column from Persepolis

Persepolitan architecture is noted for its use of wooden columns. Architects resorted to stone only…

"Ancient Persia was among the great empires that figure in the early history of mankind. Little of their history is known till the conqueror Cyrus ascended the throne, about the year, about 559 B.C." — Goodrich, 1844

Ancient Persia

"Ancient Persia was among the great empires that figure in the early history of mankind. Little of their…

Persian architectural details.

Persian Architecture

Persian architectural details.

"The Persian King" — Morey, 1903

Persian King

"The Persian King" — Morey, 1903

The inner courtyard of the Persian Palace.

Persian Palace

The inner courtyard of the Persian Palace.

"Colonnades of the Persian palace at Persepolis." -Breasted, 1914

Persian Palace

"Colonnades of the Persian palace at Persepolis." -Breasted, 1914

A Persian man weaves a carpet, an important part of Persian art and culture.

Persian Rug Weaver

A Persian man weaves a carpet, an important part of Persian art and culture.

Tombs of the Persian Kings Darius and Cyrus.

Persian Tombs

Tombs of the Persian Kings Darius and Cyrus.

A plan of Persepolis, near Shiraz, Iran, from the time of Darius I (549–486 BC) until the downfall of the Achaemenid dynasty (330 BC). This is an example of Persian architecture of the time. "The plan shows the general configuration of the platform on which the palaces of Persepolis are built, which covered an area of about1,600,000 sq. ft. The principal approach to it was at the north–west end." — The Enctclopædia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, 1910.

Plan of Persepolis, 513 BC

A plan of Persepolis, near Shiraz, Iran, from the time of Darius I (549–486 BC) until the downfall…

This is a plan of the Hall of Xerxes in Persepolis, near Shiraz, Iran. This is the plan of he palace according to Mr. Weld Blundell. This is an example of Persian architecture. The scale is in feet.

Plan of the Hall of Xerxes, 485–465 BC

This is a plan of the Hall of Xerxes in Persepolis, near Shiraz, Iran. This is the plan of he palace…

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during the Achaemenid dynasty. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. In contemporary Persian, the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid) and Parseh. To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa, meaning "The City of Persians".

Ruins of Persepolis

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during the Achaemenid dynasty. Persepolis…

A soldier of the Persian army.

Persian Soldier

A soldier of the Persian army.

The Tomb of Cyrus is the burial place of the ancient Cyrus the Great of Persia. Cyrus the Great was a Persian Shahenshah (or Emperor), who founded of the Persian Empire under the Achaemenid dynasty. This empire thence expanded under his rule, as Cyrus eventually conquered the majority of Southwest Asia as well as much of Central Asia, from Egypt and the Hellespont to the Indus River in the east, to create the most expansive nation the world had seen up until that era.

Tomb of Cryus

The Tomb of Cyrus is the burial place of the ancient Cyrus the Great of Persia. Cyrus the Great was…

Other capitals are more compact, where from the lower part, which is in the shape of a globular vessel, rises a slender cup, supporting a lofty member with double volutes or scrolls on the four sides, which correspond with those of the Grecian Ionic capitals, but which are introduced not horizontally but perpendicularly. The base consists of fillets and a leaf-covered torus resting on a circular path.

Volute of the Persian Column

Other capitals are more compact, where from the lower part, which is in the shape of a globular vessel,…

Column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Great hall of Xerxes

Column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Great hall of Xerxes

Column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Capital of a column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Great hall of Xerxes

Capital of a column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Capital of a column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Great hall of Xerxes

Capital of a column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.